Here's Everything We Know So Far About The Controversy Between ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon' & The Pakistani Censor Board

By Arslan Athar | 20 Aug, 2018

Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ has been creating quite a lot of buzz in Pakistan. The actors have been hopping across Pakistan to promote the movie and well it seemed to have worked. People across the country just cannot wait to see the film on the big screen.


Audience were excited to watch the air force movie Parwaaz Hai Junoon but it has landed itself in a bit of trouble

Source: M&D Productions

The movie has apparently not been cleared by the censor board on the grounds that the film ‘vilifies the Pakhtoon community’. In response, so far, the ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ team has canceled the Karachi premiere of the film citing issues with the censor board as the reason.


As this news broke out, Pakistanis gave pretty mixed reactions to it. 

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People had issues with how the movie portrayed the military 

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But there were those who denied the rumors of a ban by the censor board

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This is some next level denial 

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And then there were people who just hated the Censor Board

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Via Instagram


One of the stars of the movie, Shazli Khan, posted a picture on Instagram with this caption: ‘Release is still on Eid people, past day was an exercise of fake news.’ 

Ahad Raza Mir also took to Twitter to address the news.

There has been no other word from the people behind ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ on the matter so we don’t exactly know if there still is the ban on its release or not

According to news outlets, the invitees to the Karachi premiere were told about the cancellation of the event and the reason given was the Censor Board issue. So clearly, the issue does exist, it could just be that the team is trying to work around these issues and get the movie out on time.

Not too long ago, Mahira Khan’s ‘Verna’ had similar issues with the Censor Board right before it’s release, however, they were able to somehow get the movie released uncut, despite the reservations the Board had previously had. This might be what the people behind ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ might be doing, therefore explaining their stance that the movie is still releasing this Eid.

What do you think of the entire fiasco? Was the Censor Board in the right? Let us know in the comments 🙂

(Update: The post has been updated to add Ahad Raza Mir’s statement)

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Cover image via: M&D Productions

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