Shoaib Mansoor's Verna in trouble with censor board just before its release



The film stars Mahira Khan, Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan in main roles. "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. Her film Verna is facing extreme opposition in Pakistan.

According to reports, Pakistan's Federal Censor Board has objected to the film's release on Friday.

While the news of the ban has not been confirmed officially as yet, the film will be reviewed by a "full board today to see if there any objections", informed CBFC chairman Mobashir Hasan.

Images has reached out to Shoaib Mansoor regarding the ban and is awaiting a response.

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Whereas the 32-year-old Mahira Khan was also part of "Bol" which was her debut film.

Directed by Shoaib Mansoor, the film was scheduled to be releases 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. Mahira's movie is about a rape survivor who fights for justice. However, a final decision is expected to be taken later after a screening amongst the board.

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