Bombay High Court to hear petition to ban Sippy’s Dum Maro Dum

    MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court will hear a petition seeking a ban on the release of Rohan Sippy’s forthcoming movie Dum Maro Dum starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Pratiek Babbar and Rana Dagubatti.

    The said petition is on the grounds that the movie portrays Goa and Goan women in a bad light. It has been filed by Savio Rodrigues.

    The petition mentions that "the movie is against public order, decency and morality and there is clear violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India to the people of Goa."

    "The film is scheduled to be released 22 April, 2011, and as per the publicity given to the said film by the producers in the media, the said film will attract criminal minded tourists and offenders and drive away decent travellers and tourists from Goa," Rodrigues’ petition said.

    The movie is co-produced by Fox Star Studio India and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment.