Mahira Khan's 'Verna' banned in Pakistan?

15 November, 2017, 12:28 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Mahira Khan's 'Verna' banned in Pakistan?

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan may be attending the 71st annual Cannes Festival held from 9 May till 20 May 2018 in France. But this time it has nothing to do with Ranbir Kapoor and those viral pictures. This, despite Mahira hard-selling the film for some time now. A censor certificate is obligatory for a film to be released. The website also quotes Mobashir Hasan as saying that "Verna' team has 15 days to file an appeal, or else the Board's decision will be final".

Mahira Khan's upcoming film Verna has been embroiled in a controversy with the Censor Board fo Pakistan.

Abdul Razzaq Khuhawar further added that said the SBFC will certify Verna after receiving the decision of Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) Islamabad.

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While speaking to Images, Pakistan CBFC Chief Mobashir Hasan said, "We are looking into the "unanimous objections" raised by a panel of CBFC on Verna after the preview under the relevant laws". "Such a mature content seems to have offended a few", read a tweet while another said: "So #Verna has been banned by the usual idiots on the Islamabad censor board who appear to think topic (rape) should not be talked about".

Inside sources told Geo.tv the full board is expected to review the movie on Tuesday night after which a final verdict will be issued. Though further updates on the same are awaited.

The movie tackles the subject to rape and how the protagonist fights for her rights. The revenge drama also stars Haroon Shahid, Zarrar Khan and Naimal Khawar. Mahira has been promoting the film in full-swing and has been working hard for it, however, its release has hit a snag. The film is directed by Shoaib Mansoor, who is known for his hard-hitting movies like Bol and Khuda Kay Liye. It created quite a stir when its first teaser released in October and Mahira grabbed eyeballs for her fierce act.

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