Deepika Padukone Speaks On The Padmavati And Mahira Khan's Verna Row!

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The censors have reportedly objected to the film because of its "mature and edgy content", which may not have sat well with all members of the board. Not only in Pakistan, controversies are also surrounding the films in India.

The Sindh Board of Film Censors (SBFC) general secretary Abdul Razzaq Khuhawar told The Express Tribune the film was objectionable on the basis of its subject.

Verna focuses on the topic of rape which is considered a taboo topic in Pakistan and features the story of a resilient young woman against an influential individual.

Khuhawar also shared that the SBFC will be able to certify the film only after CBFC Islamabad's decision.

She said that the no movie yet nor any movie has been censored by the politicians, "Verna" will be permitted to release after completion of all necessary documentation, she added.

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone has spoken out against the ban placed on Pakistani flick Verna on Wednesday, stating that it was sad how a small section of people chose to ban movies.

"The film has not been banned".

Mahira Khan's film Verna has been directed by Shoaib Mansoor. Following that, Shoaib Mansoor appealed for urgent relief for his film, and a full board was expected to review the movie on Tuesday night before giving its final verdict. Speaking to Pakistani website, 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".

A lot of hype for the film has already been created regarding the film as Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid have been actively promoting it and have been in most of the major cities of Pakistan.

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