‘Sridevi Just a Name’: Priya Varrier on ‘Sridevi Bungalow’ RowJanuary 18, 2019 12:15
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Priya Prakash Varrier, who became a viral internet sensation overnight with a wink scene in Malayalam film Oru Adar Love, has landed in trouble after the release of the trailer of her debut Bollywood film Sridevi Bungalow.
The trailer of the film is being heavily criticized for allegedly sharing similarities with the life of late actress Sridevi.
Twitterati had slammed the makers over generating buzz around the tragedy.
Addressing the controversy in a recent interview with Times of India, Priya said, “Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie. Who would want to create such controversies? I think the curiosity surrounding the trailer is good and we have to leave it to the audience to judge if the film is based on the veteran actress Sridevi ma’am.”
The director of the film Prashant Mambully claiming the movie as crime-thriller as well came out in the film's defense. He is apparently annoyed over the fact that people are generating negative publicity for the film.
“We would like to leave it to the audience to decide. The film is a crime thriller and it is important to maintain the suspense of the story. I cannot walk around and reveal the plot to all. I am a hardcore fan of actress Sridevi and I respect and admire her a lot,” he said.
According to reports, Boney Kapoor, husband of the late actress, has sent a legal notice to the makers of the film over the film’s title and the depiction of the main character’s death.
Priya plays the lead role as the successful but lonely actor in the film.
According to the report, friends of the Kapoors say that the filmmaker will not rest easy until the project is aborted. “For Boney, a sleazy representation of his wife’s life is unacceptable. He will not rest easy until this project is aborted,” a close friend told the daily.