An FIR was registered against the actress and the makers of her film, Oru Adaar Love, over a song allegedly hurting 'religious sentiments'.
SC stays all criminal cases against Priya Prakash Varrier, director, and producer of Oru Adaar Love
Mumbai - 21 Feb 2018 13:00 IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal proceedings against internet sensation actress Priya Prakash Varrier, director Omar Lulu and the producer of the film, Oru Adaar Love. The three were the subject of an FIR filed against the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poove' from the film, for 'hurting religious sentiments'.
ANI reported that the court has stayed all further action against the actress and the filmmakers until further hearing. An FIR was registered in Hyderabad alleging that the song had hurt religious sentiments.
Priya Varrier case: Supreme Court stayed all the cases pending against her and said no criminal proceedings to take place against her till further hearing.— ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2018
The actress and filmmaker had moved the court last week requesting a stay on the criminal procedures against her over the viral video from the song. Varrier became a country wide internet sensation after a scene from the song went viral across social media platforms.
In the plea, the actress had suggested, "It is submitted that a song, which ...has been cherished by more than one crore Muslim population of Kerala, cannot suddenly offend the religious sentiment of the Muslim community."