The academy also held a protest in front of the Minara Mosque, Mumbai.
New Delhi: The buzz around internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier refuses to calm down. After reports of a group of youth approaching Hyderabad police against the viral song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ caught fire, now Raza Academy has written to Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani seeking a ban on the track.According to ANI, the Raza Academy has penned a letter to Smriti Irani seeking a ban on internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier’s song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ from her debut movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’.The academy has alleged that the said Malayalam song insults Prophet Mohammad and his ‘pious wife’, reportedly.Asif Sardar, President, Rehmani Group, urged Irani to ‘immediately issue instructions to the censor board and the filmmaker to cut the song and spare the nation from yet another controversy.’The academy also held a protest here in front of the Minara Mosque, where they held placards with messages like, “Stop misuse of sacred personalities.”The 18-year-old Priya got her instant fame after a small clip from her debut Malayalam film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ went viral.It was a clip taken from the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ where Priya got the big thumbs up from the viewers for her expressions. Her eyes did all the talking in the song.The song which made Priya so popular brilliantly taps the sweet high school love story of a boy and a girl. Her ‘winking act’ won many hearts and what followed was a Tsunami of memes. All thanks to the video, Priya became a social media sensation overnight.
The music is composed by Shaan Rahman and people have already given their big thumbs up to the song.