Goa’s Home Minister Ravi Naik who drew a lot of flak for his statement that there is no drug trade in Goa, has once again slipped by stating that he would want to view the movie Dum Maro Dum in the theatres after its release.
When asked by media person for his opinion on the demand for a ban on the movie release, he said he would watch the movie along with the Chief Secretary.
Dum Maro Dum has kicked up a controversy thanks to the promos that were aired. While on the one hand a public interest litigation has been filed praying for a ban/restrain on its release, the Goa State Women’s Commission has complained to the police against the movie for portraying Goa as a destination for sex and drugs and also denigrating Goan women by claiming them to be cheaper than women.
Following the public interest litigation, the producers have deleted the objectionable dialogue pertaining to Goan women and also changed its promos.
Ravi Naik however, admitted that he had not seen the promos of the film.
In fact, the Home Minister’s opinion is directly opposite that of the Chief Minister as Digambar Kamat has not only conceded that the movie portrays Goa in a bad light but also written to the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, seeking her intervention in ensuring that the producers do not spoil the name of the State.