Panaji: Congress MP from Goa Shantaram Naik has demanded ban on Rohan Sippy’s forthcoming film `Dum Maro Dum’ for portraying Goan women in an `objectionable manner`.
Naik, a Rajya Sabha member, in a letter to Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni, has said the movie should be banned under the Cinematography Act 1952 which prohibits defamation of individuals or glorifying drugs and liquor.
The movie starring Abhishekh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Deepika Padakone is slated for release on April 22. It has drawn flak in Goa since its raunchy trailers were shown on the television.
The issue was also discussed in the state legislative assembly and even a public interest litigation has been filed against the movie in the High Court while Goa State Women’s Commission has filed police complaint against the DMD filmmaker.
Naik said that Goans are objecting to a particular dialogue in the film which says `liquor is cheap here and women are even cheaper here`.
The MP has said that even if Censor Board has certified the film, the Central Government can revise the decision suo motto. But since it may take some time to revise the decision, the central government should, in the meantime, suspend the exhibition of the film, he demanded.