Abu Aleeha’s film Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer, starring Yasir Hussain and Ayesha Omar was banned two days before its scheduled release in theaters. Despite having clearance from all censor boards, Punjab government stopped the showing of Javed Iqbal. The actors expressed their disappointment on social media and filed a petition against this decision in Lahore high court.
Recently, actor Yasir Hussain took to social media to reveal that film 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 take place on May 4 at London’s BFI Southbank. Here’s how audience reacted!