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Meenakshi Iyer was heading home to her husband when a Hindu gang boarded her bus, baying for Muslim blood. As a Hindu, Iyer was safe. But she knew the man beside her, Raja Chowdhury, would be killed if they discovered he was a Muslim. "I'm Mrs. Iyer," she told the mob, "and this is Mr. Iyer, my husband," she lied, introducing Chowdhury. And that was it. The gang moved on, questioning other passengers, forcing men they doubted to prove they weren't circumcised.

In her new movie Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Indian writer-director Aparna Sen weaves a love story...

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