Here's why Pakistan banned Mahira Khan's Verna?


Raaes fame Mahira Khan's upcoming movie Verna has apparently been banned by the Censor Board in Pakistan, for reportedly dealing with rape and violence. Twitter is massively outraged and is showering tweets largely condemning the Pakistan Central Board of Film Certification's move

Stand-up for Verna is the general sentiment echoing on Twitter

On Pakistan CBFC Chief Mobashir Hasan's Twitter account, which is unverified, the movie has been announced as banned till the director's appeal is taken into consideration on Tuesday night: "Verna banned by the #CBFC pending further appeal," it reads. Speaking to Images, the CBFC chairman said: "We are looking into the 'unanimous objections' raised by a panel of CBFC on Verna after the preview under the relevant laws."

Here's why Pakistan banned Mahira Khan's Verna?

After the review, Verna makers have been given 15 days to file an appeal, after which the board decision will be considered final, reported Images. "The Board will review the decision if the producer files an appeal against the decision of the panel. If there is no' appeal from the producer then the decision of the panel will be final and implemented," Images quoted Mobashir Hasan as saying.

Verna deals with the story of a young couple, whose lives are disrupted after an unfortunate incident and how female protagonist fights for her rights against violence. Mahira co-stars with Pakistani actors Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan in Verna.

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