Priya Prakash Varrier broke the internet with her cheeky expressions in the viral song video of “Manikya Malaraya Poovi”.
The 18-year-old Malayalam actress, Priya Prakash Varrier, has been named the “expression queen” by her fans after a three-minute song clip from her debut movie went viral on social media. Depicting the romance of school students and set in Don Bosco School, Mannuthy, the video shows Priya making a mischievous wink towards her boy friend.
What followed was over 17,000,000 views on the YouTube video, 3.8 million followers on Instagram and a sudden blast of fame that was unimaginable for the new star.
Hi everyone, Thank you all for your immense support and encouragement that you have been giving me. I was actually selected to do a very small role in ‘Oru Adaar Love’ but ended up doing a prominent role in it. I was so new to the industry and had no clue about the acting. It was just my director Omar Lulu sir who made me act and the credit for the viral ‘winking’ & ‘gun shoot’ goes to him. I’m grateful to all my technicians including our DOP Sinu Sidharth, music director Shaan Rahman and co-artists too. It’s so great to see people accepting new faces. ‘Oru Adaar Love’ is the living example. At the moment I’m getting a lot of offers from various industry. I would not be able to do any other films until August as we have not completed ‘Oru Adaar Love’ yet. I would just love to see the directors conducting auditions for new comers again. There are more hidden talents who wait to get a chance ❤ Once again thank you all for your love and support! ❤
The veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor, took to Twitter to appreciate the internet sensation and wrote, “I predict huge Stardom for this girl. Priya Warrier. So expressive, coy coquettish yet innocent. My dear Priya, you going to give all others in your age group a run for their money. God Bless and the best to you! Mere time mein naheen ayeen aap! Kyon? Lol.”
I predict huge Stardom for this girl. Priya Warrier. So expressive,coy coquettish yet innocent. My dear Priya, you going to give all others in your age group a run for their money. God Bless and the best to you! Mere time mein naheen ayeen aap! Kyon? Lol pic.twitter.com/laYL1YE3Me
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 16, 2018
To which Priya took no time to respond, “It’s an absolute honor to be praised by the “Prince of Romance” The sort of mettle and mantle your aura infers in every artists existence will always be beyond common contention.”
It’s an absolute honor to be praised by the “Prince of Romance “
The sort of mettle and mantle your aura infers in every artists existence will always be beyond common contention ❤️ https://t.co/a7NZergfyY
— Priya Prakash Varrier (@PriyaPVarier) February 16, 2018
The humble star also gave due credits to her co-star Roshan Abdul Rashoof and director Omar Lulu, “I would like to be known as a good actor rather than being known as the wink queen. This is a new feeling. But I am happy. The song has received good response.Our director told us that the 30-second shot should be a memorable one and we followed his vision. I never expected that it would become such a big hit. It is a school-centric film. We are discussing love, crushes and friendship. Love in the time of schooling is the theme of the film.”
The film will release next month under the banner of Ousepachan Movie House. Her covers of the famous tracks, Channa Mereya and Tum Hi Ho have also become a rage in social media. Priya also shared that her dream is to act in a Bollywood film.