Internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier along with Oru Adaar Love director Omar Lulu landed in a legal soup when a few members of a Muslim youth group in Hyderabad filed a complaint against the film's viral song Manikya Malaraya Poovi, alleging that the names of the prophet and his wife have been used in bad taste.
The actress and the filmmakers then went on to file a case at the Supreme Court, challenging the police complaints against them. And the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal proceedings against Priya as well as the makers of 'Oru Adaar Love'. The order also says no FIR can be lodged against them in the future in any state on the charge of hurting religious sentiments of Muslims.
Now, we hear that the famous winking scene from the very song is plagiarized. In the song, we see Priya and her co-star Roshan Abdul Rahoof communicating with each other through gestures in a crowded auditorium. But latest reports claim the scene has been copied from an upcoming Malayalam film, titled Kidu.
Kidu director Majeed Abu has said that he shot a very similar scene in his film. Majeed took to his Facebook page and shared a video in which he said that the scene, which has now become extremely popular, could have been copied from his movie.
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While the Kidu maker put forth his claims, there were a few who claimed that Kidu copied it from Oru Adaar Love. However, the director in reply stated, "After watching the song from my film Kidu, many have been saying that it has been copied from Oru Adaar Love. It's not right. Achu Vijayan is the editor of Kidu and Oru Adaar Love. My film's shooting was completed in November 25 and by January first week, the editing was also done."
"It is only after finishing our film that Achu Vijayan started to work on Oru Adaar Love. That song was also shot after mine. So, we are the ones who should accuse them (Oru Adaar Love makers) of copying it from us. We don't have any intentions of copying from others.
"Many asked me why I didn't take any action? I don't want that. We don't want to make a big issue out of this. There could be similarities between the two films. Even our life is like that, we have so many similarities with others," Sabu further added.