Nothing objectionable in DMD about Goa : Abhishek

Updated: Apr 17, 2011, 18:33 PM IST

Patna: Abhishek Bachchan, the male lead in Bollywood flick `Dum Maro Dum` (DMD) set for release on April 22, today said there was nothing in the film that could offend Goa and its people.

"There is nothing objectionable in the film about Goa or its people. Producers are prepared even now to delete scenes which are being considered objectionable," Bachchan, who is on his maiden visit to Bihar to promote his film, told reporters here.

DMD, he said, has been cleared and certifified by Censor Board for release but even then there was objection to the film`s content or alleged description of the people of a region in a negative way.

"The film is full of entertainment and would draw film buffs," Bachchan junior said and urged filmlovers to watch it in the theatres.

The Panaji bench of Bombay High Court has been petitioned to ban the release of DMD for being disrespectful to the women of Goa and against public order, decency and morality and would affect tourism in the state. The state government as well as women`s groups are up in arms over the allegedly sleazy portrayal of Goa.

Goa Women`s Commission has filed a police complaint against the filmmaker Rohan Sippy for bad portrayal of women in the film.

To a question whether the ongoing the T20 Indian Premier League (IPL) would affect the viewership of the new film, Abhishek said the fact that DMD was being released during the tournament spoke about the confidence of the producer.

"We are confident of the success of DMD," he said. On Bihar being the first destination during his ongoing promotional tour for his new film, Abhishek said its people were keen movie buffs and had been affectionate towards his family, including his parents megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya.

"I have myself been impressed with the fantastic progress made by the state in recent years which was reflected in the confidence of the people," he said adding the perception about the people of Bihar had also changed for better.

Bachchan junior said he wants to act in Bhojpuri films even though he is not fluent in the language.

Bachchan senior had appeared in a Bhojpuri film `Ganga` several years ago.

PTI