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‘Beauty and the Beast’ to release in Malaysia without cuts

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Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which was under scanner in Malaysia for featuring a ‘gay moment’, is finally releasing in the Muslim-majority country without any cuts, the studio said today.
beauty-and-beast3The film, which was originally slated to release on March 16, will now hit the theatres on March 30.

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The live-action remake of the 1991 animated film vanished from local movie listings after the censor board asked for certain cuts but Disney Malaysia apparently did not agree to the demand.

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“The wait was worth it, Malaysia. Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, coming your way 30th March. #BeOurGuest,” Disney Malaysia wrote on its official website today.A theatre chain, Golden Screen Cinemas, also tweeted about the movie’s release.

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“‘Beauty and the Beast’ confirmed for 30 March without cuts,” the chain tweeted.The movie had a great opening at the box office but faced issues in Singapore and Russia, which slapped an adults-only rating due to Disney’s first-ever openly gay character LeFou.

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