An Indian state on Sunday asked police to investigate after a member of the country's ruling party objected to scenes in the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, in which a Hindu girl kisses a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple. The series is based on an English novel by one of Indiaâ€™s leading writers Vikram Seth and follows a young girlâ€™s quest for a husband. It is directed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Mira Nair. â€œIt has extremely objectionable scenes that have hurt the feelings of a particular religion,â€ Narottam Mishra, the interior minister of the central state of Madhya Pradesh, said on Twitter. â€œIâ€™ve directed police officers to get this controversial content testedâ€ to determine â€œwhat legal action can be taken against the producer-director of the film for hurting religious sentiments.â€ Gaurav Tiwari, a leader of the youth wing of Indiaâ€™s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which also governs Madhya Pradesh, has filed a separate complaint against Netflix and warned of street protests by Hindus if the series is not taken off the platform.
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