The teaser of the much-awaited Bollywood debut of the famous ‘wink girl’ Priya Prakash Varrier Sridevi Bungalow released yesterday. Within minutes of the release, the makers started receiving a negative response on social media.
The public highly criticised the teaser, and producer and husband of late actress Sridevi, Boney Kapoor has sent a legal notice to the makers. Right after the teaser launch, the audience started comparing the film’s story to late actress Sridevi’s life.
The leading lady in the film is also an actress like Sridevi who died last year due to accidental drowning in Dubai. The teaser received flak due to the similar bathtub scene in which Priya’s drowning has been showcased much like that of Sridevi’s and it is quite shocking!
Watch the teaser of the film here -
The director Mambully confirmed the news of the legal notice which he received and said, “We received a legal notice from Mr Boney Kapoor last week. And we will face it. My film is a suspense thriller. I told him that Sridevi is a common name. My film's character also happens to be an actress. We will face it.”
Meanwhile, Priya was in Mumbai for the teaser launch. But, she refused to comment on the social media flak comparing the movie to the life of actress Sridevi. Also, when her father was contacted to comment on the controversy, he too refused to say anything and left it on the makers. Now, amidst so much controversy, it will be interesting to see what’s next for the nation’s wink girl.