LAHORE – The latest in the news of battle of the censor board with the makers of Verna has got the Lahore premiere of the movie cancelled.
Sources reveal that non-issuance of certificate from the censor board has forced Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna premiere in Lahore (tonight) to be cancelled.
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“The topic is rape, and the culprit is the governor’s son. The film doesn’t have to be banned, and can be tweaked and censored a bit to be deemed fit for release,” said general secretary Abdul Razzaq Khuhawar of Sindh Board of Film Censors (SBFC) earlier in the day.