Shoaib Mansoor’s upcoming film “Verna”, that stars Mahira Khan became the object of controversy after the Central Board Of Film Certification issued a ban on it. The film was declared ‘unfit’ for Pakistani audiences, with many attributing it to the plot being about a woman seeking vengeance after being raped. As a result, its premiere which was set to take place was canceled.
Earlier, it was reported that “Verna” will not be releasing in Punjab
All thanks to the Punjab Censor Board being a little too lazy and still not having given a certificate of approval to the Shoaib Mansoor directed movie.
Much like the rest of the world, Punjabi audiences can also breathe a sigh of relief since the Central Board Of Film Certification i.e. the “baray wala censor board” has passed the film
While the movie still hasn’t been issued a certificate in Punjab, the Central Board has finally approved the film for release. Since the Central Board works all across Pakistan it really doesn’t matter if it’s issued a separate certificate in the province or not. So good news to all Verna fans.
#Verna has been granted “U”Censor Certificate by #CBFC @PakistaniFilms1 @PakistaniCinema @DanyalGilani pic.twitter.com/KYzNuTdjB0
— Mobashir Hasan (@BABUCRATE) November 17, 2017
People were glad that finally, they will get to watch the movie and find out the powerful message it sends
Good news finally
— Muhammad Hassan (@hassannohri) November 17, 2017
— Fareed (@Fareed_7851) November 17, 2017
Thats very good
— 0мәнна Ро (@peGf6EoGTpCTFly) November 17, 2017
Meanwhile, some were confused as to why the Ministry of Information had to intervene
Wasn’t censor board supposed to be an independent institution ?
— toaha sohail sultan (@toahasultan) November 17, 2017
Why did the government ministry have to intervene?
— MariaMemonUrdu (@MariaMemonUrdu) November 17, 2017
Then there were the usual haters who you can never satisfy
Publicity stunt nothing else!
— Salman Lodhi (@Lodhi_Sal) November 17, 2017
@Xadeejournalist … A smart promotional strategy which worked out very well….
— Umair (@Umair_alam001) November 17, 2017
It was a tactic to get fame nothing else.
— ماجد مسحود (@majadm27) November 17, 2017
Criminal Elite ko kia farq pare ga is film sa koi inqalab nahi Anna bila wajh hangma kia houa aap logon na
— Baaghi (@AtharGMLKHI) November 17, 2017
What do you guys think of the whole ordeal? Please let us know in the comment section below.
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