It seems like Shoaib Mansoor’s directorial Verna is in hot water. In a shocking turn of events, Verna, starring Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid is facing some serious issues with the censor board.
— Boxofficedetail (@boxofficedetail) November 14, 2017
Fans were shocked by the news making rounds this morning after the rumors of Verna ban by the Central Board of Film Certification, (CBFC). ‘Verna’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year in which Mahira who is playing the role of a rape victim and Haroon plays her husband.
Shoaib Mansoor’s official press statement mentions that he has appealed to the CBFC “for the urgent relief of Verna.” After Khuda Ke Liye and Bol, Verna is Shoaib Mansoor’s third feature film that talks about the social issues prevailing in Pakistan, just like is previous two cinematic projects, ‘Khuda Ke Liye’ and ‘Bol’.
Haroon Shahid took to Twitter to express his views on Verna ban.
Censor Di Game Rano, Censor Di Game Sari! #Verna
— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) November 14, 2017
Mahira Khan has also spoken to ‘Dunya News’ regarding the ban.
Here’s how some fans have reacted to the news.
“#Verna is about violence against women. Did they expect Mahira to dance with Haroon in a wedding to raise awareness about this subject? Or do they honestly expect a film about violence against women to be shown without showing violence against women?” https://t.co/eu1t6rS2ld
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) November 14, 2017
Wow. Verna gets banned while streets are flooded with fundamentalists and item numbers are getting a free pass. They can’t stand the truth. This is why Verna is so crucial right now. This is why #PowerDiGame is most needed.
— #PowerDiGame (@XpolymerDar) November 14, 2017
Ban on #Verna is imposed to make those powerful people happy who don’t want masses to know what they do to maintain their hold on public
— Khurram Zia Khan (@KhurramZiaKhan) November 14, 2017
The ban has not been confirmed officially as the film will be reviewed by a full board.
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