Manika Malaraya Poovi Controversy : SC Stays All Criminal Proceedings Against Priya Prakash Varrier
With one wink, she stole the nation’s hearts. This sentence is enough for you to guess that we are talking about Priya Prakash Varrier. The 18-year-old Malayalam actress became an overnight sensation across the country after a short-clip of the song from her upcoming movie Oru Adaar Love was released. From overtaking Sunny Leone, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and several other leading ladies to become the most searched person on Google in India to surpassing the Instagram followers of Dulquer Salmaan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Shetty, Priya has been on a record-breaking spree. But all’s not good in the hood. Firstly, an FIR was lodged in Hyderabad alleging that the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from the film has derogatory lyrics that hurt the sentiments of Muslims. And now, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi, seeking an immediate ban on the song featuring Priya Prakash.
The song, Manikya Malaraya Poovi, shows romance brewing between two high-school students. Priya and her co-actor Roshan Abdul Rahoof steal glances, raise eyebrows and wink playfully at each other. Sanjiv Mishra, district coordinator of the BJP Sports Cell in Hoshangabad has objected to the song. In a Facebook post, he wrote; BJP leader wrote, “The country where just by winking a girl gets over 7 lakh followers, that country is worth only selling young pakodas.” He also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that with the board exams drawing closer, there should be a ban on this song. He states that such a song could be a distraction for students. In his letter, Sanjiv also wrote that the country’s atmosphere is getting corrupted by this song and that the youth of the country are losing their focus. Congress, on the other hand, is opposing BJP’s request on banning this song and said it is a wrong demand. Congress had added that the youth of today is smart enough to not get distracted.
Check out BJP Leader Sanjiv Mishra’s Facebook post:
Muslim organization, Raza Academy has written a letter to the Chief of the Censor Board, Prasoon Joshi, saying that this song has hurt religious sentiments and it should be stopped to maintain peace. “We call upon yourself to immediately issue orders to the departments concerned to act promptly on this complaint and also take measures to block the videos and stop any activities in future which may vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the country,” the organisation said. Meanwhile, the song’s popularity continues to soar on social media. It has already gone viral, and people are eagerly awaiting the release of the film in June 2018.