Ambika unhappy with Dum Maaro producers: Shantaram

PTI, PANAJI | 21 April 2011 17:03 IST

Congress MP Shantaram Naik has said that Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni was dissatisfied over "adamant attitude" of the makers of Bollywood flick "Dum Maro Dum" releasing April 22.

"Soni expressed her dissatisfaction over the stand of the producers/exhibitors to retain dialogues in the prints meant for overseas distribution saying that in the present situation seeking redress from the court, after the release of the film abroad, is the only solution left in order to protect dignity of women," Naik said in a press statement issued here.

He stated that he had met Soni along with chief minister Digambar Kamat, who had earlier expressed apprehensions based on promos over explicit content in the movie which he said portrayed Goan women in bad light, in Delhi.

The MP said that I& B ministry was seeking to amend section 6 of the Cinematograph Act 1952, which would "empower it to intervene in public interest".

Rohan Sippy's "Dum Maro Dum" starring Abhishek Bachchan generated a lot of debate in the coastal state over allegations regarding portrayal of Goan women.

Though Fox Star Studios International Private Limited (FSSIPL) has said that it has suitably changed controversial dialogues in the movie, Naik claimed that the filmmaker was anti-national and in fact retained the dialogues in the international prints of the movie.

Incidentally, Naik's wife Beena is on a state government committee headed by state information secretary to watch the flick prior to its release.

The committee, however, outrightly refused to watch the film.Earlier, Panaji bench of Bombay High Court had quasheda petition, seeking stay on release of the movie, filed by media professional Savio Rodrigues based on the promos of the flick.

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It is high time goans stood their ground and learnt

to walk tall.

Don't let this corrupt bollywood industry pollute and disrespect our women (sisters.mothers) men or that matter the GOANS in general.

I read sometimes earlier of the disrespectful dialogue

in the film made by that good for nothing actress.

Goans please unite and kick the actors of this film and any film that makes a mockery of our great state and it's people.

Long live Goa and Goans!!!

- sad goan, bombay | 27 th April 2011 16:21

 

Unity of command is which is lacking in the entire governance. It makes no sense, but people seem not to see too much into everything. Our government is about left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

- Ludovico, Old Goa | 23 rd April 2011 18:41

 

The films reflect what goes on in the society.Within a short period of 50 years- Goa is earning a name as a land of liquor, drugs, casinos, sex crimes and destruction by unscrupulous mining. When the Government is hiring actresses in Bikini-to project Goa and the Badminton Federation is making skirts compulsory for the girls -to make the game more glamorous or attract more crowds--what is wrong if the film makers depict this trend in their films...? The politicians would do a great service to the land and its people if they concentrate their attention on these burning issues before this State --and not divert the attention of the masses on trivial issues-------

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 22 nd April 2011 09:30

 

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