Goa government in dilemma over release of Dum Maro Dum

Dum Maro Dum film poster
Panaji, April 14: In the backdrop of controversy surrounding Rohan Sippy's Dum Maro Dum over portrayal of Goa, state home minister Ravi Naik has said that he will "like" to "watch" the movie once it is released.

While responding to a question whether he would like either to support ban or favour deletion of some dialogues from the flick, Naik said "I will surely go for the movie. I will watch the movie along with chief secretary Sanjay Srivastava."

In the background of the controversy, the state government has constituted a committee to view the flick and make recommendations to the Central Board of Film Certification.

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat had already expressed ''apprehensions'' that the Bollywood flick may portray Goa in a poor light. Kamat had even dashed a letter to union I&B ministry seeking its intervention in the matter.

Naik came under criticism following a string of sting operations that exposed nexus between the state policemen and drug mafia.

Swedish model Lucky Farmhouse and a British national Fiona Mackeown had named Naik's son Roy as being allegedly involved in the drug trade.

Dum Maro Dum hit the controversy in the state after its promos reportedly spoke of drugs, sex and rave parties in Goa.

A case has been filed in the Goa bench of Bombay High court after several women's organisations objected to the portrayal of the Goan women in the movie.

The producers and distributors of the movie have said that whatever is shown in the movie is just a fraction of what has been reported about Goa. 


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