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Amid Padmavati controversy, Deepika Padukone reacts to ban on Mahira Khan’s Verna

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan's upcoming film Verna is facing censor heat for objectionable story.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 16, 2017 14:04 IST ]
Deepika Padukone, Mahira Khan- India TV

Actress Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Padmavati is facing trouble days before its release. From threats to protests demanding the ban on it, the controversies are giving sleepless nights to Padmavati makers. Amid controversies, Deepika has extended her support to Pakistani actress Mahira Khan’s upcoming film Verna that was denied certification by the Pakistan Censor Board over its objectional content. The dimpled beauty stated that a small section of people is not aware of the power of cinema.

The lady in her interview stated that cinema brings people together and spreads love. SpotboyE was quoted the actress as saying, “Yes, it's sad that a small section of people don't understand the power of cinema and what it can do to the world. It brings people together, it spreads love, it's fascinating what cinema can do and it's sad that a certain group of people choose to not recognize that.”

Verna is the comeback project of filmmaker Shoaib Mansoor who has made films like Bol and Khuda Kay Liye. The Lahore premiere of the film, which was set to be released on November 17, was also cancelled due to this. The fate of the film will be decided in coming days.

On a related note, many groups are protesting against the film. Salman Khan to Karan Johar, many celebrities have come out in support of the film. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie is all set to hit the screens on December 1.


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