Mumbai: Speculations were rife that India's latest internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier was appraoched by the makers of Tamil superstar Suriya's 37th film. But has the young girl landed a role in the film?
No. Priya will have to wait longer to work with the superstars. Filmmaker Anand K Venkat has denied approaching Priya for the film. According to a report in Times of India, Anand has clarified that Priya was not being considered for the film and that the makers were looking for an established actress to play the female lead.
The untitled film in question will be produced by Lyca Productions will reportedly go on floors later this year. It will mark Suriya’s third collaboration with filmmaker Anand after Ayan and Maatran and will have music by Harris Jayaraj.
For the unversed, Priya became a celebrity overnight after a short clip from the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from Omar Lulu’s upcoming Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love went viral on social media. The song sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan and composed by Shaan Rahman became popular but it was Priya who stole the show. In the video, we can see Priya making adorable expressions and winking to grab her crush’s (played by Roshan) attention.
Soon, after the clip went viral, Priya saw an avalanche of followers on her social media account.
Interestingly, Priya gained about 606K followers within a day!
The queen of expressions has thus become the third “celebrity” to attain such a feat and has now joined the league consisting of American model -TV personality Kylie Jenner and legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo! They are the only two celebrities ahead of her to gain such mammoth following in just one day, reports suggest.
She has now become more popular than Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Instagram! Yes, you read that right. The 18-year-old girl has gained over 5.2 million followers on the photo-sharing site while Zuckerberg’s follower count stands at 4.1 million.