‘Govt will act only if it is found that the film Go Goa Gone is maligning state image’
Stating that the state government has no role in deciding certification of a film for release, a senior official of the state has said that the government would act only if it is found that the film Go Goa Gone, to be released next month, is maligning the image of the state and portraying it in bad light.
The official said that the government has the right to ban the film from release in the state, if it is found to be against the interest of the Goan society and could promote law and order situation, due to protest against it.
The government could also take legal course to ensure that the “false’ scenes in the film are deleted.
The senior government said that since the film is yet to be released it would be premature to comment on the likely action the government would take since nobody has watched the film.
He went on to add that the opposition to the film apparently appeared to be based on hearsay.
According to the senior official some people are overreacting in opposing the film and demanding action against it without knowing it contents fully.
He also said that in the past the same people had objected to some recent films (Dum Maro Dum, Kya Super Cool Hain Hum) but nothing objectionable was found in them.
He further stated that Film Censor Board is a body of intellectuals which exercises its authority judiciously and takes necessary action if anything is found to hurt the sentiments of any part of the society. “Why should we play into the hands of certain people and give publicity to the film,” the official added. [NT]