MUMBAI: The current social media sensation and the upcoming Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love starlet, Priya Prakash Varrier has moved to Indian Supreme Court, seeking court order to quash the blasphemy case lodged against her.
In her plea, the young sensation has stated that these complaints were the result of misinterpretation of the lyrics and are hence baseless.
“The criminal complaints have been instituted by various fringe groups based on a distorted and incorrect interpretation of the song in the states of Telangana, Maharashtra and similar complaints are likely from other non-Malayalam speaking states as well. The song describes and praises the love between Prophet Muhammad and his first wife Khadeeja. It should be important to note that the song is originally from an old folk song from Kerala which was written in 1978 by PMA Jabbar and first sung by Thalassery Rafeeq, in the praise of the Prophet and his wife Beevi Khadija,” read the plea.
A case was registered last week against the ‘social media sweetheart’ and the makers of the film in one of the police stations in India’s city, Hyderabad Deccan.
The complainants from Hyderabad’s area of Falaknuma mentioned in the FIR that the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from the film has ‘blasphemous lyrics’ that hurt the sentiments of Muslims.
The young man from Hyderabad, whose name is not mentioned, loved the Malayalam song and googled its lyrics. There he found that the song allegedly mentions Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and her first wife Bibi Khadeejatul Kubra (Allah Be Pleased With Her) in a derogatory way.
Indian media quoted SHO Falaknuma, P Yadagiri saying that the FIR has been lodged under section 295 A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings).