Goa govt to take action against ‘Go Goa Gone’
Panaji: The Goa government today decided to take action against Saif Ali Khan-starrer 'Go, Goa Gone' for violating the Cigarette Smoking Act and for allegedly 'defaming' the coastal state in the movie, releasing tomorrow.
The violations were brought to the notice of the State Legislative Assembly by BJP Legislator Pramod Sawant, who claimed that the film defamed the state.
"This is one of the instances wherein the filmmaker has been misusing Goa's name," Sawant said.
The legislator also pointed out that the one of the posters showed Khan puffing cigarettes which violated the anti-tobacco law.
"NGO National Organization for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) has already issued notice to the filmmakers (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D K) and the actor," he said.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar responding to the Zero Hour mention by Sawant assured to take action on the matter.
"Give me all the details, I will take action," he said.
The movie which is India's first Zom-com features Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Puja Gupta.