Verna's fate uncertain as censor board raises objections

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

Seems like Shoaib Mansoor and Mahira Khan's much-awaited film Verna is in hot waters after reports surfaced that the film has been banned from releasing in Pakistan by the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).

However, while speaking to a local news outlet, Sindh Board of Film Censors (SBFC) General Secretary Abdul Razzaq Khuhawar said, "The topic is rape and the culprit is the governor's son".

Inside sources told the full board is expected to review the movie on Tuesday night after which a final verdict will be issued.

"Verna" is Shoaib Mansoor's third movie as director as earlier he directed "Khuda Ke Liye" and "Bol".

According to reports, however, CBFC says that the fate of the film "has yet to be decided". Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid have said that the film revolves around the women empowerment. Mahira's movie is about a rape survivor who fights for justice.

While people are counting days on the back of their hands for Verna's release that is scheduled for 17th Nov, dense clouds of tensions prevailing over the movie team might just escalate tensions to another level.

The censor board has not yet issued a certificate for the film, which is mandatory for release and screening in cinemas.

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