Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna Banned?
CBFC has banned Shoaib Mansoor’s film Verna starring Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid in lead roles. After six years the movie would have marked the return of Shoaib Mansoor in Pakistan film Industry. The last film he released was BOL.
Mahira Khan movie VERNA banned by CBFC ?
In an official statement by ‘Hum Films’ ” filmmaker Shoaib Mansoor has gone into appeal with censor board today for urgent relief for his film ‘Verna.’ The film will hopefully be reviewed by full board today and we are hoping that the full board will prevail.”
‘Verna’ was banned by the CBFC, Islamabad because of the raw telling of abuse, and has been termed as indecent for audiences
— Boxofficedetail (@boxofficedetail) November 14, 2017
It is also sad to see that while we publish this post, while we talk about how Verna is being banned by CBFC Islamabad, a band of religious fundamentalist has laid siege to the capital along with their firebrand cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi. Due to their protests against a religious minority, the Ahmedis, the lives and livelihoods of the people of the capital have been disturbed and recently there was tragic news of a child passing away due to ambulances not reaching on time. The people of Pakistan are seeing this happen in their very own capital and yet a film, that is a fictional version of events and talks about something as powerful and important as crimes against women – is facing a ban.
The official statement from Shoaib Mansoor and his team is:
“Filmmaker Shoaib Mansoor has gone into appeal with Censor Board today for urgent relief for his film Verna. The film will be hopefully reviewed by full board today and we are hoping that the full board will prevail.”
The film was scheduled to be released on November 17th, 2017.