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Maharashtra government asks police to ‘look into’ PK’s content

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Mumbai: After protests against Aamir Khan blockbuster PK, the Maharashtra government said here today that it had asked the police to “look into” the content of the movie.

“I have instructed additional DG Deven Bharti to look into complaints from several individuals and organisations objecting to the film,” Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde said.

“I have instructed the police officer to check if there is any objectionable content in the film,” the minister told reporters here.

Yesterday, Bajrang Dal activists had vandalised theatres in Gujarat exhibiting the film for making “fun” of Hindu gods and godmen as well as asked that its screening to be stopped.

Besides Gujarat, right-wing activists also protested in Agra and Mau in Uttar Pradesh as well as Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, tearing up posters of the film.

There were reports that one theatre in south Mumbai’s Parel had stopped screening of the film.

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