It appears Shoaib Mansoor’s comeback film Verna, starring Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid, is in some serious trouble with the censors.
In a shocking turn of events, the film is going through a tedious tide. Due to the non-issuing of a censor certificate by the censor board, tonight’s Verna premiere in Lahore has been cancelled. For those of you who aren’t aware, a censor certificate is mandatory for a film to release.
The film is rumoured to be objectionable due to its ‘mature and edgy content’, which may not have sat well with the censors.
This is all too astonishing, considering how fervently and zealously Mahira and Haroon have been promoting the movie. They’ve been literally everywhere among up viewers as to what’s in store for them. And due to that ‘over-promotion’, this news comes as more of a disappointment.
The Sindh Board of Film Censors (SBFC) general secretary Abdul Razzaq Khuhawar told The Express Tribune the film was objectionable on the basis of its subject.