Mahira Khan and Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna has kept us waiting for a long time now but the movie’s poster is out and let us just say it’s all worth the wait.
Verna will mark Mahira Khan’s return on the big screen after a chopped up role in Raees. The poster of Verna doesn’t reveal much except Mahira’s fierce and de-glam look as a rape victim. The leading lady shared the first poster with a caption that said ‘Khuda K Liye Bol…Verna’ (A reference to Mansoor’s previous movies.)
According to various reports, Mahira Khan will play the role of a school teacher who’s assaulted and raped by the son a powerful politician.
Mansoor’s movies including BOL and Khuda K Liye have a strong social message and according to various reports, Verna too will deal with the highly sensitive topic of rape and women abuse.
Verna’s story will revolve will revolve around women who go through the hardships of being physically abused in a conservative society where voicing out their grieves becomes a matter of family’s respect and pride. Judging from the brief glimpse of the storyline, Mahira Khan seems to be the perfect choice for the lead role.
The Pakistani actress has left us shaken with her power packed performance in Humsafar, Shehr-e-Zaat and BOL movie. When it comes to proving her mettle as an actress, the Raees girl leaves no stone unturned.
Mahira previously stated in an interview,
“His (Shoaib Mansoor) films always do revolve around a certain social issue/taboo, yes this film does the same.”
Starring alongside Mahira will be newbies Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan. Haroon will play Mahira’s love interest, whereas Zarrar will be the antagonist.
Shoaib Mansoor previously shared,
“This film has been written and directed by a man of Pakistan for the men of the world to listen to women. It is to encourage women to speak up. Khuda ke liye bol verna…”
Verna’s trailer will release soon. The movie, however, is slated to release in 2018.
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