Sridevi is just the name of my character, it's up to the viewers to judge if the film is based on the actress: Priya Prakash Varrier on Sridevi Bungalow
Social media wink fame Priya Prakash Varrier, who became an overnight sensation after the teaser of her debut movie Oru Adaar Love became viral, is back in the news again. This comes after the release of the trailer of her debut Bollywood movie, Sridevi Bunglow directed by Prashanth Mambully.
Soon after the trailer went viral, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor had sent a legal notice to the makers of the film, demanding that they remove the late actress’ name from the title and other resemblances to her life in the film.
“In the notice, Boney Kapoor has raised a few objections against our film including the usage of the name and doing a biopic of the actress. He wanted us to alter the name of our movie within 24 hours. We sent him a reply explaining that Sridevi was a common name and there was no logic in objecting to it. It is just coincidence that my movie tells the tale of an actress named Sridevi,” said Prashanth, who also wrote the script of the movie.
“I am ready to face it as I am very well aware that a biopic cannot be made without permission. It is a story that came to my mind about an actress named Sridevi and certain situations that she faces in London,” he added.
Talking about the movie, Priya went on to say, “Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie. Who would want to create such controversies? I think the curiosity surrounding the trailer is good and we have to leave it to the audience to judge if the film is based on the veteran actress Sridevi ma’m.”
Sridevi Bungalow is expected to hit the theatres in April.