Abu Aleeha’s movie Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer, starring Yasir Hussain and Ayesha Omar was banned two days earlier than its scheduled launch in theaters. Despite having clearance from all censor boards, Punjab authorities stopped the displaying of Javed Iqbal. The actors expressed their disappointment on social media and filed a petition towards this determination in Lahore excessive courtroom.
Recently, actor Yasir Hussain took to social media to disclose that movie Javed Iqbal, which is banned in Pakistan is all set to be premiered in UK Asian Film Festival 2022. “Yeh bohot fakhar ki baat hai k UK Asian film festival hamari movie ko itni izzat de raha hai magar afsos hai k hum kabhi apna content aur apny log pehchan nahi paaty. Pakistan mai yeh Pakistani kahani ban ho gai magar eid pe aap apny culture pe banai gai 5 movies zaroor dekhiye ga”, wrote Yasir.
The premiere will happen on May 4 at London’s BFI Southbank. Here’s how viewers reacted!