Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer selected for DC South Asian Film Festival

Honours & appreciation

Despite not getting a nationwide release, Yasir Hussain and Ayesha Omar starrer Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer is not slowing down and has been selected for the DC South Asian Film Festival which is going to be screened there in November. It will be screening at the 11th annual film festival from November 1-8 this year. It aims to provides opportunities to South Asian artists around the world to showcase their talent in literally any form. The festival will see entries from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives, and Tibet, this year. The film previously had its world premiere at the UK Film Festival where Hussain bagged an award for Best Actor whereas the director, Ali Sajjad Shah who goes by his alias Abu Aleeha, won the award for Best Director. The film was supposed to release in October last year, but the premiere was pushed to December because of the clearing issues by the censor boards. Nearly nine months since it was banned, there’s no update if the film will ever screen in Pakistan.