Priya Prakash Varrier made her debut with a Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love, and took away millions of hearts with a simple wink. However, seems like her Bollywood debut isn’t getting a much positive response. It is getting a negative response the for ‘apparent’ insensitive representation of Sridevi. Priya Prakash is debuting in Bollywood with Sridevi Bungalow. As the name of the movie reminds you the legendary actress Sridevi, many feel that the movie is also an attempt to show the life of late Sridevi in the movie.
The trailer of Sridevi Bungalow hit the social media on January 14 and netizens found glaring similarities between the iconic star Sridevi and the character in the movie. The movie and the makers have been criticized for the insensitivity. Here, watch the trailer of the movie first:
The criticism is very strong against the film, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor has said to take legal action against the filmmakers. However, the director of the movie Prashant Mambully states:
“I cannot talk about the film, That is something you will know when the film is released. Sridevi is a character, an actress, in my film.”
The director might be right but what has strikes the controversy is that the movie’s leading character is a female superstar named ‘Sridevi’. The end of the teaser shows the actress motionless in a bathtub. Reportedly late Sridevi was also lost her life drowning in a bathtub.
As the teaser was launched, netizens couldn’t help but spot the similarities between the Sridevi and the movie character played by Priya Prakash, naturally, she had to face the wrath on the social media.
We will have to wait for the movie to finally come out to see what exactly has been shown, but for now, the viewers are not ready to accept that favorite superstar has been portrayed in an insensitive manner.
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