WEB DESK: The internet is abuzz with reports of Verna, the upcoming Mahira Khan, Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan starrer, running into some trouble with the censor board.
According to reports, Pakistan’s Federal Censor Board has “yet to decide” the fate of the film as per Censorship of Film Rules 1980. A verdict on its screening is expected to be issued by Tuesday night.
According to Shoaib Mansoor’s official press statement, the director has gone into appeal for the urgent review of his film. The film is expected to be reviewed by a full-board today that will decide the fate of the much-awaited flick. The Verna team is hopeful for the settlement to go in their favour.
In conversation with Dunya News, Mahira was transparent in expressing her shock on this decision. She hoped that the censor board would soon clear the film as everything in the movie was executed with precision. “We have failed to understand what the censor board has found objectionable in Verna,” she added.
As per CFBC claims, the film has shown raw abuse and is indecent to be shown to the public.
The social-drama film tackles with the subject of rape and how the protagonist is downright driven to fight for herself and her rights. It is slated to be released on November 17.
Meanwhile, Twitterati is in a fit and Haroon Shahid has posted quite a unique reaction on the micro blogging platform (that we of course, are trying to decode)!
About Verna Movie:
Verna is an upcoming Pakistani social-drama film, written, directed and to be produced by Shoaib Mansoor under his company Shoman Productions. It will star Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid in a leading roles. The film is scheduled to release on 17 November 2017 and will be distributed by Hum Films.
Verna Movie Cast:
- Mahira Khan as Sara
- Haroon Shahid as Aami
- Zarrar Khan as Sultan
- Naimal Khawar as Mahgul
- Rasheed Naz as Khanzada
- Salmaan Shaukat as Jamil
- Iram Rehman
- Shahnaz Aftab
- Malik Ata Muhammad Khan as raees
- Tariq Rahim
- Shahnawaz Zaidi
- Shahid Mir as Judge
- Shehzad Mir