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Panaji, May 25: At least for now, Da Vinci Code movie will not be screened in Goa.

Following state government's decision asking not to release this movie, the film industry in the state too have kept release of this film in the state on hold.

Inox Leisure Limited, which owns a four-screen multiplex in Panaji, on Thursday decided not to release the movie in Goa, at least for now. "We are not releasing it in Goa. It will be released all over India but not in Goa. We have not taken the call, in case of Goa," stated Snehal Chitneni, head, public relations, Inox.

Another major player, Heera film distributors, too, have decided not to screen the movie. "We will not show the movie… There is nothing to feel controversial about our stand..," commented Pravin Zantye, partner, Heera distributors, refraining from commenting further on the issue.

Inox's decision came as a surprise as their multiplex had displayed posters of Da Vinci Code movie, till state government through a cabinet decision decided to write to the information and broadcasting ministry, not to release the movie.

After cabinet stand, the posters had suddenly disappeared from the multiplex giving enough indications that the movie might not be shown.

"We have not taken the call…We will decide about it later. At present, we are not showing the movie," stated Chitneni. She, however, clarified that their decision has nothing to do with the state government's stand.

She stated that Inox has not received any memorandum from any group in Goa asking them not to release the movie. On asked whether Inox fears public fury she said, " Goan people are always peaceful and I don't think they will indulge in any vandalism."


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