Censor board bans Shamoon Abbasi’s “Durj” for portraying cannibalism


The actor and producer, Shamoon Abbasi’s movie Durj which made it to 72nd Cannes Festival earlier this year, has been banned across Pakistan by the censor board.

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

The Waar actor wrote:

Pakistani cinema is going to experience something different in the month of Halloween.

Moreover, he added:

Releasing Worldwide on 10th, 11th October 2019 and 18th October 2019 in Pakistan.

And the date for #Pakistan #DURJ release is locked forALL PAKISTAN(18th October 2019) GULF regionUAE, OMAN, QATAR,…

Posted by SHAMOON ABBASI on Monday, August 19, 2019

On the other hand, in recent news, the movie has been banned by the censor board for unknown reasons. Paradoxically, this isn’t the first obscurity Shamoon and his team have faced in making the film.

Earlier, Shamoon shared:

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.

Apart from Shamoon Abbasi, the cast includes Sherry Shah, Maira, Nouman Javaid, and Dodi Khan.

Shamoon is hopeful that the matter would be sorted soon. Let’s see what happens now. For more details, stay tuned with us!



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