Young sensation Priya Prakash Varrier got nationwide popularity with her wink act in a song from her maiden Malayalam film, Oru Adaar Love Story. The film is being dubbed in Telugu as Lover’s Day. On this occasion, we caught up with Priya, who is in Hyderabad for the film’s promotions. Here is the transcript.
Q) How are you handling this sudden recognization and popularity?
A) Initially, it was a bit difficult to believe and handle the popularity and attention. But eventually, I got habituated to it. I’m enjoying this phase of my life.
Q) Tell us about the film?
A) Oru Adaar Love is a Malayalam film which is being released in four different languages on February 14th. The film is a school-based love story and is going to be a package entertainment. We know the expectations are high. Hope the film lives up to the hype.
Q) About the response for your wink act and the song?
A) The response to the song was totally unexpected. Our entire team was overwhelmed, but a few people had issues with it. I’m happy that the song has helped in bringing popularity to me and my film.
Q) Does criticism bother you?
A) Initially, it used to be a bit tough to understand it, but then I started taking things on a lighter note.
Q) Your opinion on social media platforms?
A) It has its positives and negatives. As of me, social media helped me a lot as I got this popularity through it. I haven’t had any issues with it so far. Thanks to social media, I can interact with my fans from all over the nation.
Q) About offers from other industries?
A) I have been getting offers from all the industries, including Telugu. I was even approached for Allu Arjun’s film, but couldn’t be part of it as I was shooting Oru Adaar Love that time.
Q) About choosing film scripts?
A) I listen to the story and discuss it with my dad. If I feel that my character has scope to perform, I sign the film. At the end of the day, I completely have freedom in picking up the subjects.
Q) Regarding controversy on Sridevi Bungalow?
A) I heard the news from others, but I haven’t got any notice from anyone. The film’s team will handle the issues. I have just portrayed the given role.
Q) Allu Arjun has accepted to grace the audio event of your film. How do you feel?
A) I’m excited to meet him in person and I am eagerly waiting for the launch. I would like to thank him for coming to the event as the chief guest.
Q) Next projects?
A) In Hindi, Sridevi Bungalow’s shoot is going on. Apart from it, I haven’t signed any new project yet.
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