‘You Have No Other Job?’, Asks SC on FIR Against Priya Varrier For Winking

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Priya Varrier’s life had changed overnight, a few months ago. Courtesy, her wink in a Malayalam song! Who would have thought that a wink would go so viral that she would become a national crush! Well, that indeed happened, and like always a few people had a problem with that as well.

For the uninitiated, a group of young men filed a complaint against Priya Varrier and a song from Malayalam film Oru Addar Love. Muqeeth Khan and Zaheer Uddin Ali Khan had filed a complaint with Hyderabad police alleging that she and the song hurt sentiments. Accepting the complaint, Hyderabad Police had filed a case against the 18-year-old actress listing the charge of “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.”

“Somebody in a film sings a song and you have no other job but to file a case,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said to the complainant and cancelled the FIR.

Furthermore, when the complainant argued that winking is not permitted in Islam, the judge said, “It’s only a song.”