It is no surprise that a film launches its screening to a selected amount of audience a day before the actual release for promotion purposes. However, something went really wrong with Parwaaz Hai Junoon’s premiere last night. Many attendees were surprised to know that event had been suddenly canceled for a shocking reason.
The following was written on notification board placed at the entrance to the multiplex building: “It is to inform everyone that the premiere of Hum Films titled Parwaaz Hai Junoon has been canceled due to the title not having been cleared by the Central Board of Film Censors Islamabad.”
This created confusion it seemed like the movie has been canceled for good.
According to Hum TV’s media department, it was the “unavoidable circumstances” that had caused the Karachi event to be canceled, and insisted that “all other events and release date of the film remain unchanged.”
Apparently, an issue came up with a post-intermission scene in the film where some characters are speaking in a particular accent and that can be offensive to some people.
Censor Board Chairman Daniyal Gillani also had a say in this matter: “Some members had raised an objection, about which I cannot tell you right now. We have called a meeting of the full board tomorrow (Monday), which will review the film, after which we are going to release a statement.”
Luckily, the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) waved the green flag to screen the movie around the nation.
The Chairman of Central Film Censor Board Danyal Gilani took to his Twitter account and tweeted:
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) August 20, 2018
The film is directed by Haseeb Hassan, Parwaaz Hai Junoon has been projected as a tribute to the Pakistan Air Force. Its cast includes Ahad Raza Mir, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Kubra Khan, Shaz Khan, Hania Amir, Farhan Ali Agha, Adnan Jaffer and Rachel Viccaji.
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