Shoaib Mansoor’s upcoming flick Verna’s leading stars Mahira Khan and debutant Haroon Shahid have revealed that they have completed shooting the film. “It’s a wrap for all of us Shaauqueeens on Verna,” writes Khan on her Instagram. “May the labor of love (insert blood and sweat) be worth it,” she adds. According to an official press statement, the film will release on Eid ul Fitr this year.
Mahira Khan’s second with Shoaib Mansoor will compete with much awaited action thrilled Yalghaar, Danish Nawaz and Sana Javed starrer Mehrunisa V Lub U and Ali Azmat and Urwa Hocane starrer Jhol on box office.
With Mahira Khan playing the female lead, Verna will introduce Symt band lead vocalist Haroon Shahid opposite her. Shahid will also sing at least one song in the film with Zeb Bangash.
“This film has been written and directed by a man of Pakistan for the men of the world to listen to women,” expresses the director. “It is to encourage women to speak up … Khuda ke liye bol verna…..” he adds.
“We at HUM are very happy to have signed up as distributors for Shoaib Mansoor’s film Verna,” tells Sultana Siddiqui, the President HUM Network. “ He is a brilliant director and his views on subjects that are close to our hearts as well, are similar,” she adds.
Verna is written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor himself under his banner SHOMAN Productions. The film will be distributed by HUM Films.