Shamoon Abbasi Actor and producer upcoming film Durj seems unlikely to be released in theatres across Pakistan as its censor approvals hit a snag.
Abbasi told Images the film was initially cleared by film censor boards in both Punjab and Sindh, but rejected by the federal censor board.
“Suddenly, something happened the clearances from Punjab and Sindh got revoked and the ones pending were put on hold. This is what we know for now and definitely, we will have to counter the process.”
Durj Movie release 11 October international release the film will simultaneously release in multiple countries including US, UK, Canada, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. It was intended to be released on 18 October in Pakistan.
Once a film is rejected clearance for release, there is a process in place to appeal the decision. Abbasi hopes it will work in his favour.
“All I can say is we need a final panel to review it and be kind to us one last time, and give us a reason why two boards approved it and one federal didn’t. That’s the confusion at the moment.”
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.
Directed by Shamoon Abbasi
Produced by Dodi Khan
Written by Shamoon Abbasi
Starring: Shamoon Abbasi, Sherry Shah, Maira Khan, Nouman Javaid, Dodi Khan, Hafeez Ali
Music by Asif Noorani
Cinematography Blunt Digital
Edited by Shaam Films
Production company: Shaam Films Production
Release date 10 October 2019 UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait
11 October 2019 USA, UK, Canada, Norway, Denmark
18 October 2019 Pakistan