HYDERABAD: Even as the latest song from a yet to be released Malayalam movie turned its featured actors into overnight stars and youtube sensations, a few Muslim youths in Hyderabad have approached police alleging that the song has hurt their religious sentiments.
A group of Muslim youth on Wednesday approached police and lodged a complaint against actress Priya Prakash Varrier and makers of a song for its objectionable lyrics, police said. The police registered a case under section 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of IPC against Malayalam movie director Omar Lulu for hurting the sentiments of Muslims in the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi in his upcoming movie 'Oru Adaar Love' based on a complaint from one 20-year old Mukheet and five others.
According to the complaint, the song's lyrics placed the love story of Prophet Muhammad and Khadeeja Bibi (who later married him) in bad taste, as set against the backdrop of a school-based love story. This is objectionable and insults the sentiments of Muslims, the complaint said.
"You are not supposed to use the name of Prophet PBUH or his wife and use their story for comparison of a boy and girl's romance. This was completely unnecessary," Mir Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, one of the complainants told The New Indian Express.
The 3.16-minute long song talks about Khadeeja Bibi who lived like a queen in the city of Makkah. She asks Khatam an-Nabiyyin (Prophet Muhammad) to lead a trade expedition as she desired for him at his first sight. To marry him was her desire.
Police said action would be taken after verifying the details.
On Tuesday, one man from the group went live on Facebook and spoke about how Varrier's expression has insulted the lyrics of the song.
The song, 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from yet to be released movie 'Oru Adaar Love' released online on February 9 has received 14 million hits already, and shot actor Priya Prakash Varrier to instant fame. Her Instagram account now has over 2.9 million followers.
A short video clip from the song where Priya (playing a high school girl) raises her eyebrows and then winks at a boy (actor Roshan Abdul Rahoof), has gone viral and how. People on social media cannot stop obsessing over Priya, the way she winks and the flirtatious exchange between the two young actors.
The 18-year-old Priya Prakash Varrier is a first year B.Com student at Vimala College in Thrissur, Kerala and will make her big screen debut with this film.
(With inputs from Online Desk)