Priya Prakash Varrier, who brought the entire nation to a standstill with her stellar wink and became an internet sensation overnight, has bagged another Bollywood project after Sridevi Bungalow. The actress has signed another Hindi film titled Love Hackers.
The film will go on floors by the end of next month and will be shot in Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai and Gurgaon. Priya told Mumbai Mirror, "I play the protagonist, who, with her knowledge, instinct and presence of mind emerges a winner after being trapped in an unfortunate situation. The story is based on real incidents."
Talking about the wink that went viral and made her a household name, Priya said, ‘’The wink was just a spontaneous gesture that we had in mind while shooting. Nobody thought it would get worldwide attention in such a short span. It was more of a shock. My family took some time to come to terms with it.’’
Meanwhile, Priya’s film Sridevi Bungalow has been caught in an abyss of a controversy as the movie is allegedly said to be based on the late actress, Sridevi's life.
Priya plays a lonely actress in the movie and the trailer has visual of her in a bathtub. Netizens did not miss the similarities in the plot to the life and death of veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi. Soon followed news that Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor had sent a legal notice to the filmmakers of the film, demanding that they remove the late actress’ name from the title and other resemblances to her life in the film.
Taking about the controversy, Priya said during an interview with Times of India, "Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie. Who would want to create such controversies? I think the curiosity surrounding the trailer is good and we have to leave it to the audience to judge if the film is based on the veteran actress Sridevi ma'am."