Mahira Khan has opened up about her new release ‘Verna’ being banned in Pakistan.

The film, which has opened in various other countries, was rejected a release in Pakistan due to its controversial theme of rape and revenge.

Taking to her Twitter, Khan said “Tonight I realize how powerful artists are, not those in power. We are. Why else do we get banned? Why else do our films pose a threat to them? In this game of power – we will always win. Art/love/truth always does! #PowerDiGame #verna”

Fellow actress, Deepika Padukone also gave her opinion on the ban. She said, “Yes, It’s sad that a small section of people don’t understand the power of cinema and what it can do to the world. It brings people together, it spreads love, it’s fascinating what cinema can do and it’s sad that a certain group of people choose to not recognize that.”