A wink and a shy but mischievous smile by Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier in a 28-second clip from a film song has turned the 18-year-old into an internet sensation.
Priya, who features in the clip from Manikya Malaraya Poovi — a song from her forthcoming Malayalam film debut Oru Adaar Love has, in her own words, become a national trend on social media.The song was launched online on February 9. It garnered almost 10,000,000 views on YouTube until Tuesday evening.
She registered on Twitter only earlier this month and has already garnered a following of 60,000. On Instagram, she has got 2.5 million followers and got a blue tick. She also has a verified official Facebook page.
The makers of her film released the teaser and guess what’s it’s been trending since it’s release. Take a look at the teaser:
Her expressive eyes, innocence and smile in the clip wherein she gets flirty with her co-actor, have done the trick. The video got famous for its old world charm of romancing with the eyes.
Priya’s debut film, releasing next month, is written and directed by Omar Lulu, and produced by Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy under the banner of Ousepachan Movie House. It stars a bunch of newcomers and has music by Shaan Rahman.
According to a report in BollywoodLife, a Muslim group has filed a complaint against the song of the film, the blame that they have put on the makers is that the title of the song is offensive to Muslims.
We have no official statement to this but we hope to get some more news on this soon.