“We can see women’s breasts and men’s’ private parts. There are also erotic dances which are too much, and scenes (with drugs).”
Square Box Pictures, the film’s distributor in Malaysia, confirmed the ban in an Instagram post: “We deeply apologize for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, media and partners.”
The film had reportedly been due for release at cinemas Thursday.
It is common for censors in the Muslim-majority country to ban films entirely or cut scenes related to subjects they deem sensitive.
Other films that were banned from Malaysian cinemas include “The Shawshank Redemption” and children’s movie “Barney’s Great Adventure”.
Earlier this year censors cut gay sex scenes from “Rocketman”, the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking anger from art critics.