The board claimed that the film, which was scheduled for release on Jan 18, did not have adequate permissions to shoot animal life. While the shots of animals in the wild passed the board's scrutiny, there were objections to scenes involving a snake in a cage.
The film's release in India has been delayed pending a clearance certificate from the Animal Welfare Board of India validating that no animal was hurt or harmed during the shooting of the film.
Produced by Fox Searchlight, the film stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman as three brothers who take a train journey across India. It was mostly filmed in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Warner Bros India is handling the local release.