Ban sought on release of Dum Maro Dum

(image) Panaji: A petition, filed before the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court here has sought a ban on the release of Rohan Sippy`s forthcoming movie `Dum Maro Dum`, which depicts the drug underbelly of the tourist state.

Savio Rodrigues, a media professional, who moved the Court has pleaded that the release of the movie should be banned as it will have a negative imapact on state`s tourism.

The petitioner has also said that the movie portrays Goa as a destination of sex and drugs.

"The film is scheduled to be released on April 22, 2011 and given its publicity by the producers, the film will attract criminal minded tourists and offenders and drive away decent travelers and tourists from Goa," the petitioner claimed.

The bench will hear the petition on Thursday.