A group of young men have lodged a complaint against Priya Prakash Varrier, who became an Internet sensation with a brief appearance in a song sequence in the Malayalam movie 'Oru Adaar Love.' Reports in the national media indicate that the complaint, filed at a Hyderabad police station, points out that the song hurts Muslim religious sentiments.
The song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' insults Prophet Muhammad, the complaint says. They claim that the song's meaning gets distorted when translated into English.
However, the film's producers had pointed out that this is a song that Muslims in Kerala have been singing for long years. Shaan Rahman, the composer who has provided several musically-rich songs, had stressed that it is a Mappila Pattu. The song, written by PMA Jabbar, has been rendered by Vineeth Srinivasan.
What is baffling is that the complaint names only Priya whose appearance in the song itself is brief. The police have not acted on the complaint.
However, the police in Hyderabad registered a case for hurting religious sentiments against director Omar Lulu.
Priya, who displays amazing acting potential as she winks at a young man during the song, has surpassed even megastar Mohanlal in popularity on the Net. Her followers surged to 16 lakhs in four days across India as the song was featured on Internet, and keeps on soaring by the minute. She is a student at the Vimala College, Thrissur.