Visual artist Andy Warhol once said, “Everybody would be famous for fifteen minutes”. This is especially true in our times where social media can make and break people within the blink of an eye. An appearance in a Malayalam film song video has made Priya Prakash Varrier the latest Indian sensation. The teenager became India’s National Crush on Valentine’s day with her cute expressions in the teaser of the movie, Oru Adaar Love.
The actress has received an insane amount of attention from the Twitterati. Following her skyrocketing to stardom, she has received movie offers from various South Indian and Bollywood film makers.
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to word his approval of the actress:
I predict huge Stardom for this girl. Priya Warrier. So expressive,coy coquettish yet innocent. My dear Priya, you going to give all others in your age group a run for their money. God Bless and the best to you! Mere time mein naheen ayeen aap! Kyon? Lol pic.twitter.com/laYL1YE3Me
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 16, 2018
Owing to the viral response her wink has generated, the makers of the movie have increased her screen time. Along with her fame and rise to stardom, Priya Prakash Varrier has also earned the ire of fringe groups who believe the song lyrics are offensive to the Islamic prophet. She along with the film’s director, Omar have appealed to the Supreme Court to quash the FIR filed against them.
The petition filed through Advocate Haris Beeran and Pallavi Pratap comments that “song is originally from an old folk song from Kerala which was written in 1978 by Mr. PMA Jabbar and was first sung by Mr. Thalassery Rafeeq, in the praise of the Prophet and his wife Beevi Khadija” and that “the claims that it hurts the religious sentiments of the Muslim Community are without any basis.”
Priya Prakash Varrier’s first movie Oru Adaar Love is set to release in April 2018.