New Delhi: ‘Dum Maro Dum’ had run into controversy over its alleged negative portrayal of Goa and Goan women but Sippy, the son of 'Sholay' maker Ramesh Sippy, says that the film does not pass any such judgements.

"This film is not a 'No One Killed Jessica', which was its director's interpretation of how a real life event unfolded. ‘Dum Maro Dum' is a thriller driven by its genre rather than any sensational incident that happened in Goa," says Rohan Sippy.
   
He also added that the sunshine state has been in news over the past few years for all the wrong reasons but he chose Goa for its natural beauty.

"Before starting work on the film I read up as much as I could about Goa. The Scarlett case, the reports about the drug mafia and the political scandals but my film is based on the  script written by Sridhar Raghavan," said the helmer.

"In early March 2009, Sridhar gave me the script and I could not put it down,”  said Sippy, a childhood friend of Abhishek Bachchan who is also a part of DMD.
   
He added,"Making a film is a team effort and it's important to have a team that you work well with. The idea of 'Dum Maro Dum' originated with Shridhar Raghavan who also wrote 'Bluff Master'.”

When asked about his obvious liking for thrillers, Sippy said, "It will be an ideal world where we could all do different things every day and also be good at all of it. But that is how you grow, by not sticking to one genre and the same tools because there is always the danger of becoming mechanical."

(Agencies)