Mahira Khan’s ‘Verna’ Banned For Showing Rape Scene – Here Is How Twitterati Is Reacting

Just when Mahira’s new upcoming movie was all set to hit the cinemas, Islamabad censor board has put a ban on it reportedly due to scenes of rape a violence. The movie revolves around the story of a rape survivor and indeed raises discussion a very important yet controversial topic.

The content, as guessed by the trailer, seems pretty well thought and well put together. The movie is a successor of Shoaib Mansoor’s previous ‘Khuda K Liye’ and ‘Bol’, both of which were also addressing certain social issues of Pakistan.
The ban caused an outrage across social media, especially stirring a heated debate that why movies with item songs and actually vulgar content have never been banned but Verna, that speaks about an issue that concerns common people, is declared inappropriate by the board.

People have shown immense disappointment and shock over the decision. Mahira, speaking to Dunya News, expressed similar sentiments. She said that
“We have failed to understand what the censor board has found objectionable in Verna,”.
Mahira’s co-star Haroon Shahid also expressed his views on Twitter.

Apart from the movie crew, certain well-known personalities also reacted to the news and declared it unjustified. Deepika Padukone also spoke out saying that people underestimate the power of cinema and it’s ‘sad’ how a small number of people can choose whether to ban or allow the film.


The general public, journalists and prominent names inside Pakistan also reacted to the ban on undoubtedly the most anticipated film of the year. Here is what they had to say:

The ban still isn’t a nationwide ban. The director has appealed the censor board for the urgent relief of the movie. The decision is yet awaited that will decide the final fate of Verna.

Do you think the ban is justified? Let us know in the comments section below.



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