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Dukhtar's Aug 14 release delayed for 'really cool reason'

August 11, 2014


— Publicity Photo
— Publicity Photo

KARACHI: Pakistan's first road trip thriller, Dukhtar – which was previously slated for an August 14 release – will now be releasing on September 18, its team said Monday.

The official Facebook page for the film posted the announcement with a cover photo which reads, "Dukhtar is announcing a new release date of September 18, 2014. We have a really cool reason why it's being shifted but you gotta wait a few more days to find out why."

Film director, Afia Nathaniel confirmed the development to Dawn via email, but did not disclose the reason for the delay.

"The team will issue an official press release to announce its international release plans soon," Afia wrote in an email. "We thank all our fans for their patience and excitement as we unroll our plans for a major release."

Written and directed by Afia Nathaniel, the film is about a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, who leave their home to save the girl from an arranged marriage to a tribal leader.

Also read: Dukhtar: A mother's extraordinary courage