After protests against Aamir Khan's film PK, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday said 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 in Mumbai.
"I have instructed the police officer to check if there is any objectionable content in the film," the minister told reporters.
On Monday, 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.