Priya moves SC, seeks to quash FIR against her

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who recently became an internet sensation for her wink in a song of a Malayalam movie, moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against her in Telangana.

The 18-year-old actress of the upcoming movie also sought top court’s direction to prohibit states from initiating any criminal proceedings against her.

In her plea, Priya, 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 Adaar Love’ was “offensive” or has “violated the religious sentiment of a particular community”.

In her plea, she said that 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.


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