Dum Maro Dum faces another legal hurdle

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court today issued notices to Centre and Censor Board asking them to reply within three weeks on a PIL seeking ban on Abhishek Bachchan starrer `Dum Maro Dum`.

A bench comprising Chief Justice FI Rebello and Justice Devendra Kumar Arora passed this order on a PIL filed by lawyers Rohit Tripathi and Tripuresh Tripathi.

he two requested the court to issue directives to the Producer and Director of the film `Dum Maro Dum` to change the name of the film as it encourages drug abuse.

hey also want the title song to be suitably modified so that it falls under the "purview of morality and decency".

he film, they claim was found to be inciting, an offence under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Set in the backof Goa and its drug underbelly, the film releases on April 22.

he movie, which also stars Bipasha Basu in lead role, had evoked public protests in Goa over its negative portrayal of the tourist state.