Censor board continues to keep Verna's clearance in ambiguity

Sergio Conner
November 14, 2017

Mahira Khan's upcoming film "Verna" seems to be in serious trouble as the censor board has not issued a certificate for the film.

"Verna" depicts a gripping story of Mahira Khan, a girl who sets out to avenge her rapist that also appears to be a son of influential politician - a governor to be exact. "The film doesn't have to be banned, and can be tweaked and censored a bit to be deemed fit for release", The Express Tribune quoted the SBFC General Secretary Abdul Razzaq Khuhawar as saying. There are reports that the film is likely to be banned.

However, CBFC Chairman Mobashir Hasan said that "The film is yet to be viewed by the full board and see if there are any objections".

Well we hope Verna gets released in the coming days.

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"Verna" is Shoaib Mansoor's third movie as director as earlier he directed "Khuda Ke Liye" and "Bol". Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid have said that the film revolves around the women empowerment.

The film is a social-drama and slated to be released on November 17.

Various tweets by internet users showed anger over the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) move to consider banning the film due to its mature content.

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