Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier who became an internet sensation after her 'wink' in the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from 'Oru Adaar Love', is finally breathed a sigh of relief, as the Supreme Court of India quashed all FIRs lodged against her and director Omar Lulu on Friday, August 31.
Here is what the Supreme Court said:
'No FIR can be lodged against the actress or those associated with the film 'Oru Adaar Love'. The picturisation of 'wink' scene in the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ in the film cannot be said to have hurt religious sentiments of certain Muslims. The wink can never be termed 'blasphemous' as there was no malicious intent to hurt religious sentiments, due to which no offence is made out under Section 295A of IPC, as was alleged by all the FIRs.'
Earlier, speaking exclusively to Republic TV, after a complaint was filed by a group of people in Hyderabad against the film’s actress Priya Prakash Varrier, Omar Lulu told Republic TV that the song's message is 'Love beyond borders'.
Speaking to Republic TV, Omar Lulu said, “The song is a traditional song from Kerala. We sing it in functions like weddings. We just revisited the song. There is no issue.”
When asked if he had a message for those criticising the song ’Manikya Malaraya Poovi', Lulu told Republic TV, “Love beyond borders is the message of the song.”
The case was initially filed by a group of people in Hyderabad stating that the lyrics of the song hurt the religious sentiments of a certain community. As per reports, the police officials in Hyderabad had decided to consult legal experts before taking a call on the matter. Ever since the release of the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi', the 18-year-old has constantly been in the news. A video clip of the song where she can be seen raising eyebrows and winking at Roshan Abdul Rahoof. As soon as the clip was released, it went viral and became the talk of the town.
Here is the video!
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The 'wink' showcased by the 18-year-old also led to her being one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram after Christiano Ronaldo and Kylie Jenner. The film 'Oru Addar Love' is essentially a high-school drama and revolves around the love story of two teenagers. The film helmed by Omar Lulu is produced by Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy and is all set to release on September 14, 2018. The music for the film has been composed by Shaan Rahman.
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