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Dum Maro Dum ban demand becomes louder


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Panaji: The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court has issued notices to the producers and director of the movie Dum Maro Dum in response to a PIL which demanded that the movie be banned as it portrayed Goa as destination for sex and drugs which could affect tourism in the state.

The bench comprising justices S C Dharmadhikari and F M Reis issued notices returnable on April 13 to the respondents in connection with the film starring Abhishekh Bachchan and Deepika Padakone, raunchy trailers of which have already hit the small and big screens.

Among the respondents who have been issued notices include State Chief Secretary and Chairperson of Central Board of film certification, Fox Star studios Pvt Ltd and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment.

Savio Rodrigues, a media professional based in Goa, had filed the petition pleading for the ban on the movie as it would adversely affect state’s tourism as the movie portrayed Goa as a destination of sex, drugs.

“The film is scheduled to be released on April 22 and as per the publicity given to the said film by the producers, the said film will attract criminal-minded tourists and offenders and drive away decent travellers and tourists from Goa,” Rodrigues said.

Rodrigues stated that Goa has already been receiving negative global publicity on account of issues relating to drugs, sex and murder. (PTI)


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