Priya Varrier petitions SC to quash case against her
New Delhi, Feb. 19 (PTI): Priya Prakash Varrier, the actress whose wink in a film scene went viral last week, moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking quashing of case lodged against her in Telangana for a song in the film.
The actress also sought top court's direction to prohibit states from initiating any criminal proceedings against her. Priya, 18, a student of B.Com from a college in Thrissur district of Kerala, sought protection from an FIR lodged on complaints alleging that the lyrics of the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from the movie 'Oru Addar Love' was “offensive” or has “violated the religious sentiment of a particular community”.
An FIR has been lodged against her on February 14 at Falaknama police station at Hyderabad on a complaint that alleges that the song hurt the religious sentiment of a particular community.
She said that on the same day, a criminal complaint was also filed by the Secretary of Raza Academy, Mumbai, with the Commissioner of Police to take appropriate action against the petitioners, taking down the video and prevent it from being broadcast.
”The present petition has been filed as a result of multiple criminal proceedings which have been instituted against the petitioners in the States of Telangana and Maharashtra. ”The complaint filed is against the song titled 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' which was released on Youtube as a song of the film. In Telangana, an FIR has already been registered against the Petitioner no.2. (director of the movie),” she said.