Taron Egerton ‘crestfallen’ over Russian censoring of gay Rocketman scenes

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival

Egerton was profiled earlier this month in The Hollywood Reporter where he talked about preparing for the film by reading Elton's old diaries at the icon's estate, and spoke about how the singer's receding hairline and front gap tooth were recreated.

The closing credits had also been amended to drop references to John's relationship with husband David Furnish. The critic Anton Dolin wrote on Facebook that "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut". We believe in building bridges and open dialogue, and will continue to push for the breaking down of barriers until all people are heard equally across the world.

As per a report in people.com, a spokesperson for Central Partnership, the film's Russian distributor confirmed to news agency TASS that the film had "been modified to make it comply with Russian law". Russian Federation has strict anti-gay laws that make it illegal to promote "non-traditional sexual relationships" to minors, but since the film has an "over 18 only" classification, additional edits seem unnecessary.

Sona Mohapatra upset with MeToo accused Anu Malik's return to Indian Idol
Following the allegations, he was also asked to step back as a judge from singing reality show, Indian Idol . Till now, the reports of him returning as the judge of the reality show has yet not been confirmed.

In the past Elton John offered to meet with Vladimir Putin to discuss LGBT rights after pranksters called him pretending to be the Russian president, but the meeting has yet to take place. "Millions of our people sincerely love him despite his orientation". But regardless of which of the two you might prefer, regardless of how Rocketman does at the box office, there is one very large difference between the two films: While Bohemian Rhapsody was rated PG-13, Rocketman is rated R.

When I look at him singing and when I look at him acting, I'm not looking at Taron Egerton, I'm looking at me and so that's what moves me it's like 'This is me here.' I'm very, very proud of this movie, I'm proud of my life, I'm proud of him [Taron]. What are you willing to do for that?

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