The girl who winked her way to fame
A RELATIVELY unknown starlet of Malayalam cinema has suddenly emerged as the hottest movie star on the internet, thanks to a wink. Priya Prakash Varrier, an 18-year-old budding actress from Thrissur, has become the toast of cyber space over the past 24 hours or so, after a wink she cast in a song of an Malayalam upcoming film went viral.
Most of Monday evening and all through Tuesday, a 10-second clip from the song featuring her wink and smile has gone viral. Social media frenzy broke out with tweets, retweets and hilarious memes being circulated. A Mr Bean version of the song became popular in no time.
Fan pages were being created for Priya in no time, even as her Instagram following swelled to over 1.2 million in less than a day.
“Thank you so much for your love and support,” she tweeted.
Needless to say, the particular song, Manikya Malaraya Poovi, from the film Oru Adaar Love has become an internet rage. Even those who don’t follow Malayalam language are checking out the song out of curiosity.
Many industry watchers feel this is the latest in online gimmickry to promote a film. The popularity of the song couldn’t be better timed. In the season of Valentine’s Day, this song seems to have become internet’s love song of the year. The song has garnered over four million views on YouTube so far.
Oru Adaar Love is a rom-com directed by GenNow filmmaker Omar Lulu, and stars Noorin Shereef and Siyadh Shajahan. The song Manikya Malaraya Poovi has been composed by Shaan Rahman and sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan. The film is scheduled to release in the first week of March.
10-second clip of actress has become a sensation