Dum Maro Dum promotional release reached a blocked when the Goa Police authorities demanded to see the promos and all publicity material before any release.
Owing the negative publicity that Goa and in particular the Goa Police force has been facing in light of the police-politician-mafia drug nexus, high profile deaths such as Scarlett Keeling murder, police custodial death of Cipriano Fernandes and growing incidents of murders and thefts in the state, the state government has been apprehensive about any negative publicity in the media
As far as Sippy’s Dum Maro Dum film is concerned, it is obvious that the police authorities want to perform this prior check to see how Goa has been portrayed in it.
They want to ensure that the portrayal in no way affects the state’s tourism. Our source said, “Dum Maro Dum is about the underbelly of Goa and has been entirely shot there.
Abhishek Bachchan plays a cop from Goa police. So, when the actual Goa cops learnt that the film’s promotion was underway, they sent a letter to the makers of the film requesting them to show them all theatrical promos and posters.
Naturally, they want to make sure the film does not show Goa cops in poor light.” The letter was apparently sent to them earlier this week.
According to sources, Sippy doesn’t have any qualms in showing them everything, as he does not want any issues in future.
The authorities were very helpful to him during the shooting of the film. However, he would not be able to show them the first look of the film, as it has already gone to be included with the prints of Saat Khoon Maaf, which releases this week.
Post this, Sippy plans to fly down to Goa and show everything to the authorities.”
When contacted, Rohan Sippy said, “We have shot our film extensively in Goa. Dum Maro Dum is about the underbelly of the state.
It depicts the nexus of life, sex and drugs. Goa administration has been very supportive and helpful while shooting there and I would not like to comment on anything further.”