FIR Against Director of the Film Feat. Priya Varrier’s Viral Song
A complaint has been filed against the viral song featuring Priya Prakash Varrier for hurting Muslim sentiments at Falaknuma Police station in Hyderabad. Falaknuma SHO, P Yadagiri said an FIR has been registered under section 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings).
The complaint reportedly states that the lyrics of the song insult Prophet Muhammad when translated to English, according to a report in CNN News18.
According to a report in Times Now, one of the complainants, Muqeeth Khan has said that while the lyrics of Manikya Malarayi Poovi are hurtful, they have nothing against its actress.
Talking about his film, the director of Oru Adaar Love, Omar Lulu told Scroll.in, “People around the country, or rather around the world, are loving it,” Lulu said. “But there has been some opposition from some old Muslims in the community. They feel that a love song that is about the Prophet Muhammad and his wife in a film is insulting to Islam. But these people are in a small minority.”
The group has reportedly asked the chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi to intervene in the matter.
Priya Prakash Varrier, starring in Oru Adaar Love, has became a viral sensation overnight and has gained almost 3 million followers on Instagram because of a “wink” in the song.
Oru Adaar Love is written and directed by Omar Lulu.
According to News18, the controversy-ridden Raza Academy in Mumbai has also demanded the song be removed from the film as they feel it insults the Prophet and his wife.
Saeed Noori of Raza Academy said that music and movies are not lawful in Islam and using the names of the Prophet and his wife in a song is insulting and hurtful to the Muslim community. He demanded that the producers remove the song from the film.
According to the producers, the song is a reinvention of an old Malayali folk song which no one has objected to all these years.
Actor Raza Murad said that the decision to delete the song should be left to the courts, and that he does not feel the song is insulting in any way.