Probably buoyed by the order of the Goa Bench of Bombay High Court, the distributors of Dum Maro Dum have decided not to screen the movie for anybody prior to its scheduled release on 22nd April. The movie purportedly based on the drug mafia in Goa had stirred a hornet’s nest for portraying Goa as a haven for drug trade besides also denigrating the women of Goa.
The distributors changed the promos to play down the drug angle of the movie and also changed the dialogue pertaining to Goan women. Even as the matter was pending before the Goa Bench of Bombay High Court, the state government had constituted a high level committee comprising of officials and some women to view the movie before its release and thereafter submit a report, based on which the government would decide about seeking a ban on the movie. Ms Dina Dattani, representative of Fox Star Studios in India admitted that they had received a request from the State government to view the movie before its theatrical release and stated that the studio had not decided upon the request. However, as soon as the High Court dismissed the petition seeking a ban/restrain on exhibiting the movie, Ms Dattani asserted that they will not be screening the movie for anybody, including the government committee, before its release.