It seems as though young Priya Prakash Varrier whose one wink in the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from the Malayam film Oru Adar Love made her an internet sensation,may not find her transition to Bollywood to be smooth sailing.
Her purported Bollywood debut film entitled Sridevi Bungalow has run into rough weather. It has got into legal trouble with the original Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor.
Boney in retaliation to what he clearly sees as an infringement on his late wife’s life( the teaser showed Priya Varrier lyingintert in a bath-tub,a distasteful reference to the real Sridevi’s tragic end) has sent the film’s producers a strongly-worded legal notice.
Says a source very close to Boney, “Boney won’t make any statements, as these people(behind the film Sridevi Bungalow) are only looking at how to generate curiosity in their pathetic film. Boney won’t play into their hands. But he will quietly take every legal step to prevent this sleazy film from being made.”
Interestingly the film’s director Prasanth Mambully is quoted as being supremely unaffected by Boney’s legal reprimand. “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 (Boney Kapoor) that Sridevi is a common name. My film’s character also happens to be an actress. We will face it(the legal backlash).”
Sources close to Boney say he won’t rest easy until this film is stopped.
“For Boney a sleazy representation of his wife’s life is unacceptable. He will not rest easy until this project is aborted,” says a close friend of the Kapoors.