Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier turned into an internet sensation soon after a teaser clip of a song from her debut movie was released in February this year. The 19-year-old actress not only broke the internet then but has also topped Google India 2018 list of the ‘Most Searched Personality of the Year’. The second on the list is Priyanka Chopra’s husband and American singer Nick Jonas. Chopra occupies the fourth position in the list. Haryana’s dancing sensation and Big Boss 11 contestant Sapna Chaudhary who re-enacted Priya’s famous ‘wink pose’ is on the third position. Others in the list are Anand Ahuja, Sara Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Meghan Markle, Anup Jalota and Boney Kapoor.

Coming back to Priya Varrier, the teaser clip that made her overnight sensation is of the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ from her debut film ‘Oru Adaar Love’. The song shows Priya dressed in a school uniform winking at a fellow student. Her ‘winking’ action took the internet by storm. The song beautifully portrays cute high school love story of a boy and a girl. The video has over 83 million views on YouTube. The movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ is a romantic drama and features Priya Prakash Varrier, Siyadh Shajahan, Roshan Abdul Rahoof, and Noorin Shereef in the lead roles.

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Priya’s popularity has helped her win several projects including endorsement of Indian and global brands. There were reports that she was flooded with several projects but she has rejected most of them as she is not keen on working with upcoming actors.

Apart from the popularity the video also gained several FIRs to her credit for hurting religious sentiments. However, the Supreme Court bench announced that the wink has nothing that hurts religious sentiments. Well, if you are confused about how a song has hurt religious sentiments then let us tell you that the song praises the love between Prophet Mohammed and his wife Khadeeja.