New Delhi: Viral sensation Priya Prakash Varrier became an overnight star after a clip from her debut Malayalam film 'Oru Adaar Love' went viral. What followed was a nationwide frenzy and some legal hassles too.
'Oru Adaar Love' filmmaker Omar Lulu and Priya Prakash moved the Supreme Court recently seeking a stay on an FIR filed against them by the Hyderabad Police in connection with a controversy over the lyrics of the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from the film Oru Adaar Love.
Reportedly, the complaint alleges that the song hurts religious sentiments. According to ANI, the Apex court is likely to hear the plea today.
Earlier on February 16, the Raza Academy had penned a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani seeking a ban on internet sensation Varrier's song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from her debut movie 'Oru Adaar Love'.
The academy alleged that the Malayalam song insulted Prophet Mohammad and his 'pious wife'.
Asif Sardar, President, Rehmani Group, urged Smriti Irani to, therefore "immediately issue instructions to the censor board and the filmmaker to cut the song and spare the nation from yet another controversy."
The academy also held a protest in Mumbai in front of the Minara Mosque, where they held placards with messages like, "Stop misuse of sacred personalities."
The first song of Malayalam movie 'Oru Adaar Love' became viral on social media within a few hours of its release because of Varrier's articulations. Since then, the 18-year-old has become the talk of the town.
(With ANI inputs)