The viral wink of 18-year-old Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier from the upcoming film 'Oru Adaar Love', has not only made her an overnight internet sensation but the wink has also sparked rage, especially amongst the Muslim community as some members of the community, feel that the song has hurt their sentiments. Speaking exclusively to Republic TV on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Priya Prakash Varrier has spoken over attempts made to communalize the film. Priya Prakash also answered a number of questions and even recreated her viral wink.
"There's no need of any controversy", she's said, among other things. Watch her full response in the video above.
Earlier on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, a complaint was filed by a group of people from Hyderabad against Varrier for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with her viral song. The complaint said that the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi', when translated into English, allegedly insults the Prophet. Speaking to Republic TV, Omar Lulu, the film's director had 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.”
The video of Priya Prakash Varrier's wink from the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' of her upcoming debut film 'Oru Adaar Love' has got some millions of views on YouTube and within minutes the video became viral on social media as well. The song has been sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan, who is known for lending his voice for one of the trending songs of 2017, 'Entammede Jimikki Kammal' from Malayalam superstar Mohanlal starrer 'Velipadinte Pusthakam'. The song is a recreated version of songs of the Mappila Muslim community of Kerala. The video became the trending video at that time. This wink also made Priya the third most followed celebrity in the world on Instagram after star footballer Christiano Ronaldo and American television sensation Kylie Jenner. 'Oru Adaar Love' is a high school drama about two teenagers who fall for each other. The movie, directed by Omar Lulu and backed by Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy is slated to release on September 14, 2018. The music of the film has been composed by Shaan Rahman.
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