Karachi- Censor board gave green signal to Verna to release the film with out any cuts in different cities of Pakistan Karachi, Islamabad, and some of the Cantonment areas across the country. Shoaib mansoor film was banned due to its content but it was clarified to release internationally. Last night the order was passed and the Central Board of Film Censors Chairman Mubashir Hasan confirmed to Images that the CBFC has passed Verna “without any cuts or mutes”.
He said, “It is confirmed that film Verna has been declared suitable and fit for public exhibition. CBFC has issued censor certificate to the producer. CBFC has regulatory jurisdiction [over] cinema houses located in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and those located in the cantonment areas across the country.”
According to Hum Films’ PR representatives, the film will screen in Sindh, Islamabad and cantonment areas across the country, but awaits a No Objection Certificate in Punjab. Director Shoaib Mansoor himself also confirmed to Images that the film is releasing uncut in the above-mentioned areas.
Shoaib Mansoor also posted on his social media -Instagram
A film by #ShoaibMansoor is IN CINEMAS NOW!
In the recent turn of events (after the censor board giving the film a green signal for release) Badar Ikram (senior vice president of HUM Films) has said, “Verna will not be released in Punjab (November 17) as Zeba Begum, chairperson of the Punjab Censor Board, will not be able to review the film till 4pm tomorrow. This means we will not be able to hear back from them till 8pm, in turn meaning that we will be losing all the prime time shows.”
The film Is releasing in Cinepax cinema and Internationally today.