Priya Prakash Varrier denied the claims made by Oru Adaar Love director Omar Lulu, and her co-star Noorin Sheriff, who had said that the story was tweaked for the actress after her overnight success. Varrier responded that this was not true, and Noorin’s character was not sidelined to accommodate her.
According to India Today, Varrier was quoted as saying, “What is being said on social media isn’t true at all. There is no truth in the allegation that my character was given undue importance in the movie after the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ became a hit. Like every other artist, I too was given more screen time after the director got impressed with my performance. Unlike what is said, the script wasn’t rewritten for my sake after the song came out. Noorin wasn’t sidelined in the movie just to give me prominence.”
“Noorin was greatly attached to this movie. She had lots of hopes about it. Maybe she was upset realising that she would have to share screen space with me in the movie. Even if she has any issue with me, it must be solely because of this reason. However, I have never tried to rob anyone of their opportunities,” Varrier added. Noorin Sheriff had said that she was not on talking terms with the actress.
Earlier, Varrier responded to director Omar Lulu’s comment about her inability to handle instant fame, saying that she had chosen to remain silent because “karma would speak for itself.” The director had said that he was also no longer in touch with the actress after her overnight success.
Varrier shot to fame with her wink in the song ‘Manikya Malaraaya Poovi’ from Oru Adaar Love. She became a national phenomenon. “People in the industry find it hard to handle instant fame,” Lulu had said in an interview he gave along with Noorin Sheriff.
He also said that several misunderstandings between the two of them led to a situation where they were no longer in talking terms. He spoke about being forced to rework the script at the producers’ insistence to accommodate Varrier, who initially only had a supporting role. “The instant fame the leads achieved made them unnecessarily conscious about themselves. Things went to an extent where these people, who were normally not bothered about the script, began suggesting changes in it,” added Lulu.
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