Priya Prakash Varrier who become a national heartthrob after her song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ has been released. The girl stole millions of hearts with her one wink.
But, the song landed the girl in a legal trouble. A group of Muslim youths from Hyderabad filed a police complaint against internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier and the composer of the song for hurting their sentiments.
A group in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad also filed a police complaint against Varrier and Lulu on the same grounds.
The report says that ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’, when translated into English, is blasphemy and insults the Prophet Mohammed.[ecp code=”4″]
As a result, Priya was forced to move to Supreme Court to sought protection from an FIR lodged against her. The 18-year-old actor, who is a student of B.Com from a college in Thrissur district of Kerala also sought top court’s direction to prohibit states from initiating any criminal proceedings against her.
“The criminal complaints have been instituted by various fringe groups based on a distorted and incorrect interpretation of the song in the states of Telangana, Maharashtra and similar complaints are likely from other non-Malayalam speaking states as well,” Priya said in her plea filed through advocate Pallavi Pratap.
Stressing that an amount of Rs 1.5 crore has been spent on the movie, the plea said “such flimsy and baseless complaints and FIRs cause nothing but hindrance in freedom of speechand expression granted under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution and was an outright abuse of the process of law.
“Such acts only result in curbing the freedom expression of people and have also resulted in dragging the Petitioner No.1, who is a young college student, into a criminal case for merely acting in a movie,” the plea said.