A wink can indeed change your life! Remember Priya Prakash Varrier? The girl who winked her way into the nation’s heart in a still that went viral from her yet to be released Malayalam film Oru Aadar Love? Well, that wink not just got her into national consciousness but has also led her to bigger and better things. Like an ad worth ONE CRORE!
The actress has reportedly bagged a deal worth… hold your breath… one crore rupees! Speaking to a website, a source said, “She shot for the commercial on Friday morning. It was a heavily guarded shoot as it is in the national space. We have been informed that she has been paid around Rs 1 crore to endorse the brand. That's a huge sum for a newcomer," said the source.
The video that changed her life
There were also rumours that Priya had been signed for two Bollywood projects one of which will be a key role in Rohit Shetty’s starrer Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan. But there has been no official confirmation of the same.
Priya shot to prominence after a 15 second video, a small clip from a song of her debut movie Oru Aadar Love, where she is seen wriggling her eyebrows and winking, went viral. She was soon hailed as an internet heroine and memes were made on her. Priya also was invited for inaugurations and events and it was said her role in the movie, a teenage love story had been increased. However, her popularity also invited the wrath of the conservatives as some people filed a case against her and the movie makers for the song that is inspired by Islam.