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Shamoon Abbasi’s Durj Banned By Censor Board of Pakistan

The movie revolves around the true events of cannibalism in Pakistan

Shamoon Abbasi's Durj Banned By Censor Board of Pakistan

Sharmoon Abbasi’s directorial and starrer Durj which made it to 72nd Cannes Festival earlier this year, has been barred from release in Pakistan by the censor board.


The movie, based on true events of cannibalism in Pakistan was scheduled to be released in October, Shamoon had shared on social media.

“Pakistani cinema is going to experience something different in the month of Halloween,” wrote the Waar actor.

“Releasing Worldwide on 10th, 11th October 2019 and 18th October 2019 in Pakistan,” he added.


However, in recent news the movie has been banned by censor board for unidentified reasons. Ironically, this isn’t the first difficulty Shamoon and team has faced in the making of the film.

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“Many actors left us in the process of the making of this film. Some didn’t have the courage to carry on with the harsh shoots on the scorching sun in the mountains and some simply dint believe in the film until one day the official trailer was released,” Shamoon had earlier shared.

Starring Shamoon Abbasi, Sherry Shah, Maira, Nouman Javaid, and Dodi Khan the movie’s fate is uncertain for now. However, Shamoon is hopeful that the matter would be sorted soon.

the authorAisha Arshad

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