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Decision to ban Verna was taken by minority: Mahira Khan

ISLAMABAD: Mahira Khan said that her movie Verna was banned because of a decision taken by minority. “There were certain aspects of the story that people did not agree with, but not about the core message of the film. Yes, Verna was going to get banned because of the decision of a small minority, but…

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What happened to the movies in 2017?

BY SADAF HAIDER It isn’t easy to make a movie in Pakistan, let alone a hit. The deck is stacked against movie makers, technical facilities for editing and sound are few, purpose built studios and most importantly the skilled personal that modern film making requires are often missing. After those hurdles are jumped, even a…

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Haroon Shahid – The Rising Star

By Khurram Zia Khan Haroon Shahid, an astounding singer turned actor has made his acting debut in Shaoib Mansoor’s  movie Verna. “Verna is my first ever acting experience as I never even acted in a school play before it. It’s an honor for me to work with Shoaib Mansoor and Mahira Khan“. I think acting…

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Verna – Fall of the ShoMan Empire!

By Omair Alavi During the most famous PTV Awards in 1986, there was a skit – written and directed by Shoaib Mansoor – where the late Saleem Nasir commented on ‘The fall of the Roman Empire’. Little did anyone know that 31 years later, ShoMan will have a great fall due to a film that…

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Verna gets green signal for release as ban lifted

LAHORE: The ban on film Verna has been lifted and the flick is all set to be released across the country on Friday (tomorrow), Samaa reported. According to Samaa, the censor board lifted the ban after omitting the objectionable content in the movie. The censor board had banned the movie due to its sensitive content…

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Wasim Akram joins calls for lifting ban on Mahira Khan’s Verna

KARACHI: Multan Sultans Director and cricket legend Wasim Akrman spoke out against Pakistan Censor Board’s decision to ban Shoaib Mansoor’s film Verna. Mahira Khan-starrer Verna was banned yesterday for the depiction of a rape scene in the film. CBFC Chief Mobashir Hasan’s said the movie has been announced as banned till the director’s appeal is…

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Here’s what Deepika Padukone has to say about ‘Verna’ ban…

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. Deepika Padukone is known for not biting her tongue and providing her opinions freely. Recently the actress was asked in an interview regarding…

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Censor board snubs film Verna as ‘politicized’

Actress Mahira Khan-starrer Verna has drawn ire of censor board which said a political personality has been targeted in the ‘controversial’ movie. Mahira Khan plays a fearless woman who stands up against the injustice. The federal censor board asserts that the subject matter of the film is controversial and a political personality has also been…

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Actor Usman Pirzada suggests adult certificate for Verna

Actor Usman Pirzada raised his voice for the new Pakistani movie Verna that has recently been banned for screening in the country. Talking to Samaa Tv, the actor said he suggested the adult certificate for the movie based on its subject matter. Actress Mahira Khan is in the lead role in the flick produced by…

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Does Mahira Khan have any Bollywood projects lined up?

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan does not have any Bollywood projects lined up so far but she will be working in a Pakistani flick. Speaking exclusively to www.samaa.tv, the Raees star said that she did not have any Bollywood projects lined up but she did dish on a project which would star Javed Sheikh and…

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Verna ban: Twitterati are fuming!

NEWS DESK: Rumors are afloat that Verna, Shoaib Mansoor’s much-awaited film, has been banned by the Central Board of Film Censors. Naturally, Twitter users were angry. The CBFC regulates film screenings in Islamabad and cantonment areas across the country. According to reports, however, CBFC says that the fate of the film “has yet to be…

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Mahira Khan learns Punjabi from Hamza Abbasi

Actress Mahira Khan uploaded a video on micro-blogging website in connection with the promotion of her upcoming fiml Verna. The new viral video shows Hamza Ali Abbasi speaking about her latest film in Punjabi language. Watch what happened.

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Mahira’s ‘Verna’ co-star Haroon Shahid does the ‘Karachi accent’ in jest

copies KARACHI: Watch Pakistani actor Haroon Shahid, at the behest of Mahira Khan, parody the accent of a  Karachiite in his opinion during an exclusive interview with www.samaa.tv.  All was in good fun though and Haroon made it a point to mention that he was born in Karachi.

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Video: Hania Amir grooves to viral song ‘Power Di Game’

KARACHI: Popular song ‘Power Di Game’ is taking over the internet by storm. Most recently it made Pakistani actress Hania Amir groove as well. In an Instagram video, the Pakistani actress can be seen grooving to Power Di Game. Hania tries to sing along to the lyrics of the song and rap them in the…

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I was shattered and broken after Ranbir photos controversy: Mahira

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan’s pictures with Ranbir Kapoor wreaked havoc for the actress. She faced a lot of hate and nasty comments on social media regarding her clothes and her getting caught smoking. Internet was exploding with some people fighting for her and others fighting against. Mahira remained tight-lipped throughout the entire controversy and…

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EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with Mahira Khan and Haroon Rashid

By Shahjahan Khurram KARACHI: In order to promote their upcoming Shoaib Mansoor-helmed film, Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid spoke to www.samaa.tv in detail about the movie and how difficult it was to essay their characters.   Haroon Shahid and Mahira Khan spoke in detail about their upcoming project Verna in detail on Monday night at FLOC (For the…

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Mahira Khan, Haroon Shahid enthrall PIA passengers en route Lahore

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and her male lead in Verna enthralled passengers of a PIA Karachi-Lahore flight on Saturday. Promotional activities are in full swing for Shoaib Mansoor’s upcoming Verna flick which will star Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid in the lead roles. Hence, the actors are busy these days promoting their flick from…

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Watch Mahira Khan croon this Verna song with Haroon Shahid

KARACHI: Watch Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid croon a Verna song.  Mahira Khan sings along to a song from the film Verna as her co-star Haroon Shahid strums a guitar and sings along. Trailer for Mahira Khan’s film was released earlier last month. The movie has been directed by Shoaib Mansoor. The actress stepped into…

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Music album of Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Verna’ finally released

Mahira Khan Starrer Verna received rave reviews for its trailer, and the first two songs, Power Di Game and Sambhal Sambhal caused a lot of anticipation amongst audiences. The music album of Shoaib Mansoor’s upcoming venture finally released on 22nd October, 2017, and has a total of 6 songs which will make the listeners go…

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Mahira Khan speaks up for #MeToo as campaign for human rights

It turned out to be a straw that broke the camel’s back when rafts of damning exposé began to pour in with details countless allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Actress Alyssa Milano spearheaded the cause and urged all the people somehow affected to come to the fore and post their stories…

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Mahira Khan, like never before!

By Omair Alavi One look at the trailer of Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna is enough to tell the audience that something huge is coming. ‘Shoman’ has never done anything that is being done or had been done by anyone else and Verna keeps up with that tradition; Mahira Khan makes her return to films with the…

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