Wink girl Priya Prakash Varrier run into trouble for hurting Muslim sentiments

Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier ran into trouble after her song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi' with a smile and a wink on her face went viral. Muslim group accused Priya of hurting their sentiments. They claimed that the lyrics of the song have some objectionable words which hurt their religious sentiments.

The complaint was filed on the complaint filed by Mohammed Abdul Muqeeth Khan and some other Muslim youths.  

Priya Prakash Varrier had told NDTV that the director wanted to capture "something cute between me and my hero". So she was told to gesture with her eyebrows and wink at him.

"That's how it worked out. It was spontaneous and we hadn't planned anything," the commerce undergraduate at a college in Thrissur college, 300 km from the Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram.

The young actress declined to comment on the row over the song. "'I don't know much about it, I think I'd rather keep shut about it," Priya Prakash Varrier said, according to news agency ANI.

Director Omar Lulu, however, stressed that Muslims in northern Kerala had been singing the same song for over four decades and it was quite impossible that it hurt anyone's sentiments.

"The song written by CMA Jabbar is sung during marriages and every celebration in Malabar region of North Kerala. Malabar Muslims have been singing this song since 1978. If it was not objectionable then, how has it become objectionable now?" Mr Lulu said, rejecting demands to spike the song.

The filmmakers have received support from many women activists.

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