Wink row: Hyderabad police sends notice to ‘Oru Adaar Love’ director, seeks explanation
The Hyderabad police on Sunday sent a notice to Malayalam film director Omar Lulu, seeking an explanation from him about alleged objectionable lyrics of a song in his film ' Oru Adaar Love,' in which actor Priya Prakash Varrier's wink became an internet sensation.
The police asked the director to give an explanation about the song within 15 days. Based on the response of the director, police will decide whether to drop the case or issue another notice under section 41 of the CRPC, reported The Times of India.
The notice, which was posted on Saturday, was served by the Falaknuma police as a case was registered on February 14 based on a complainant from locals.
A local organisation has lodged a police complaint against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and film director Omar Lulu for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Muslim community through a song in their forthcoming movie "Oru Adaar Love".
The complaint against the two was filed at Jinsi police station by a group of people under the aegis of Janjagran Samithi.
"This is a deliberate effort to hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.
We demand that a case under IPC section 295 of the IPC should be registered against actress Priya Varrier, director Omar Lulu and producers of the film," Samithi president Mohsin Ahmed told PTI.
Another case was registered against the film director on a complaint that the song "Manikya Malaraya poovi" in the film written and directed by Lulu had an "objectionable" reference to Prophet Muhammad's wife, was also registered.
Also, Mumbai-based Raza Academy had yesterday wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) seeking blocking of the video of the song for "hurting" religious sentiments of Muslims.
IPC Section 295 pertains to injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class.