Panaji: As the Bombay High Court bench has dismissed the petition filed against 'Dum Maro Dum' which attracted criticism for allegedly portraying Goa in a bad light, the makers of the movie heaved a sigh of relief on Monday.

Division bench comprising Justice S C Dharmadhikari and Justice F M Reis ruled that the petition be dismissed since the objectionable content has been omitted by the filmmaker.

After the court verdict, Dina Duttani, representative of Fox Star Studio International Private Limited (FSSIPL) confirmed that they are now ready to release the film worldwide on Friday.

The Court refused to grant relief to petitioner, Savio Rodrigues, on the grounds that the plea for ban on DMD's release was filed based on promos.

Earlier, advocate Winnie Coutinho arguing on behalf of the petitioner stated that the promos of the movie have now replaced the word 'women' with 'relationship' which does not make much of a difference.

The petition had objected to the sentence in the movie "liquor is cheap and women are cheaper than liquor".

She had urged the bench to watch the movie before delivering the judgment on the petition.

"We want to see whether edited promos reflect in the actual film," Coutinho argued.

The lawyer representing Fox Star Studio International Private Limited (FSSIPL) stated that the word women has been replaced in the national promos while it still remains in the international promos.

He also said that Censor Board has given 'A' certificate to the movie and he also added that  the film does not promote drugs in Goa but is based on the fight against mafia.

(Agencies)