KOLKATA: The budding actress Priya Prakash Varrier heaved a sigh of relief after India’s top court stayed all criminal proceedings against her and director of her maiden film Omar Lulu.
The actress and the director of the film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ were booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Muslims in a song of the film.
Agreeing to an urgent hearing of a petition by the teenage actress, India’s Supreme Court ordered no FIR can be lodged in future in any state against the 18-year Malayalam actress who was seeking the quashing of FIRs lodged against her and filmmaker for a song.
Last week, Varrier had moved the court over the case registered against her film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ in Telangana.
Talking to media, she said, “People like us, who have just started our career, get tensed with such things. I am happy with the order of Supreme Court.”
“Main sabko thank you kehna chahoongi support karne ke liye (I would love to say thank you to all who supported),” Varrier added.
The teeange girl shot to worldwide fame after the first song of Malayalam movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ became viral on the social media within few hours of its release because of Varrier’s cute articulations and wink.
Story first published: 22nd February 2018