Priya Prakash Varrier
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Priya Prakash Varrier is a young actor and model from the Malayalam film industry who became famous overnight after a video clip featuring her went viral in India. A 10-second video clip of a song from her upcoming movie was posted online in Feb. 2018. In the clip, she’s seen winking and flirting with a classmate. The clip took the Internet by storm and collected millions of likes and shares within two days. Dubbed as the “national crush”, Priya received unprecedented media attention and adoration. She was interviewed by top media houses. She gained 2.9 million followers on Instagram and became the most searched for individual in India within two days of the release of the video clip.
Before the release of her viral video clip, Priya Prakash Warrier was working as a model and actor. She has been part of several beauty pageants, acted in three short films, including Kadalasu Thoni (2017) and Third Flip (2017). She is also a trained Mohiniyattam dancer. In 2017, Priya also appeared in the music video of the popular Tamil song Nee Vaanam Naan Mazhai. The ‘wink’ that broke the Internet was part of the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from her upcoming movie Oru Adaar Love. Dressed as a schoolgirl, Priya is seen flirting with a boy (co-star Mohammed Roshan) in her school auditorium. The boy, of course, is totally overwhelmed by her wink and smile. Her pretty and expressive face caught the imagination of millions of youngsters, and propelled her to instant stardom. Bold and coy in equal parts, her wink became the subject of several Internet memes and tweets. The official YouTube clip of the song has already received 14 million views (and counting). Oru Adaar Love, directed by Omar Lulu, will release on 3 March, 2018.