Is Mahira Khan's 'Verna' in trouble days before its release?

Is Mahira Khan's 'Verna' in trouble days before its release?

The internet is abuzz with reports of Verna the upcoming film starring Mahira Khan and directed by Shoaib Mansoor being in trouble with the censor board. "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.

Stunning celebrities and prominent personalities will also been invited on the red carpet of the third film of Shoaib Mansoor's career as director. While speaking to IMAGES, CBFC Chairman Mobashir Hasan said, "As of now, the final decisions [about Verna] is yet to be taken as per Censorship of Film Rules 1980".

According to reports, Pakistan's Federal Censor Board has objected to the film's release on Friday. The film stars Mahira Khan, Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan in main roles. We have failed to understand what censor board has found objectionable in Verna, she added.

While people are counting days on the back of their hands for Verna's release that is scheduled for 17th Nov, dense clouds of tensions prevailing over the movie team might just escalate tensions to another level. Its subject tackles with rape and how the protagonist, played by Khan fights for her rights.

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