The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal actions by Telangana and Maharashtra against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained all other states from taking any action based on the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi.
The Apex Court on Wednesday also said no FIR can be lodged in future in any state against Varrier.
During an interview with a leading news channel, when asked why she decided to go to Supreme Court, Priya said, ‘’ It was very unexpected. We all are beginners so anything negative in the comments, anything negative as messages will affect us very badly because we are just beginning and anything negative, any little thing which is negative affects us very badly. So, we didn’t want to be tensed the whole time. We thought of disposing it off.’’
Some activists had lodged an FIR against the team of Oru Adaar Love in Hyderabad under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code on February 14, for hurting religious sentiments.
Therefore, Varrier had filed a plea in the court over the case registered against her film in Telangana.
The first song of Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love became viral on the social media within few hours of its release because of Varrier’s cute articulations and wink. Since then, the 18-year-old has become the talk of the town. When asked if she ever thought of so much attention, Priya replied, ‘’I wasn’t thinking of anything, or it wasn’t pre-planned or anything. It was spontaneous. I didn’t have anything in mind at that time actually.’’
When asked about the actors she admires, Priya said, ”I love Deepika Padukone.”
Priya Prakash Warrier has been deemed national crush. “That the Indian government has declared me as a national crush was quite amusing. I remember someone had said that I look ugly without make-up, and reacting to that, this boy had written how people use a variety of filters to look good, so it’s time we appreciated natural beauty. I am very happy. Don’t know how to handle so much love. It’s completely surreal. I’m falling short of words trying to express myself. Never expected this” she had said.
The film is scheduled to release on March 1, 2018.