The news was shared by Film’s management in a statement, Attention to all the Durj fans, friends, and supporters out there. This morning we got confirmation news and we are extremely happy to hear and announce that the ban on Durj has been lifted and it is Official finally. Durj movie lead actor and producer, Shamoon Abbasi was anxious about his movie ban and had been vocalizing his disappointment and sorrow through social media. He appealed the censor board to remove the ban from his movie, whereas the movie is releasing all over Pakistan with minor cuts. Some of the graphic scenes have been removed from the movie and overall the movie is good to go in the cinemas, Censor board officially tells The Express Tribune. While the movie has been released worldwide. Mr. Danyal Gilani, chairman of Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) confirmed that the image of the film was cleared in the full board review, with some exclusions.
Earlier, a source told The Express Tribune that, the censor board has banned durj because of its subject. Given that a sensitive topic like cannibalism, which should not be propagated so openly in public, whereas the producer Shamoon Abbasi is trying his level best to make the ban lifted. Shamoon Abbasi revealed that the censor board of Punjab and Sindh initially cleared DURJ for release but rejected by the Federal censor board, which resulted in those two clearances being revoked. Further, they say, we would like to take this moment to thank our respected censor board for their massive cooperation in the matter DURJ accessible to the people of Pakistan.
Shamoon has decided to give a public statement on this matter. It was reviled for 18th October to get them released in Pakistan but due to the ban, it got delayed. Meanwhile, the new release date of the movie will be announced soon. Internationally it is released on 11th October, the film concurrently released in multiple countries including the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.