Priya Prakash Varrier, the latest national sensation, has been accused of hurting Muslim sentiments by winking in the viral video.
Hyderabad’s Falaknuma police station has registered a complaint against Malayalam actress and makers of the song, in which she is seen winking at a co-star. The complaint has been filed by youths of Farooq Nagar.
In the video of the song Manikua Malaraya Poovi from the upcoming Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love, the 18-year-old plays a schoolgirl, flirting with a fellow student, raising her eyebrows and winking at him.
Following the release of the video on YouTube on February 9, a snippet of this moment spread like wildfire across the internet.
Varrier quickly became the nation’s crush. Her Instagram profile saw a groundswell of new followers: by Tuesday evening, she had 2.3 million.
But the same wink, which made her an instant sensation, has also created problems for her.
Watch the full song Manikua Malaraya Poovi from the upcoming Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love which has created the stir: