Priya Prakash Varrier defends Sridevi Bungalow: Audience should decide if film's related to the actress
Priya Prakash Varrier says 'Sridevi' is merely the character's name and does not refer to the veteran actress in any way.
Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor had earlier sent a legal notice to the makers of Sridevi Bungalow for the insensitive portrayal of the actress in the trailer. Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who plays the protagonist in the film, has now defended the film. As per reports, Varrier stated that 'Sridevi' is merely the character's name and that audiences should decide for themselves whether the film has anything to do with the late actress at all.
"Who would want to create such controversies? I think the curiosity surrounding the trailer is good and we have to leave it to the audience to judge if the film is based on the veteran actress Sridevi ma'am," Priya stated.
Sridevi Bungalow director Prashanth also reacted to the legal notice, saying that Kapoor had demanded that the title of the film be changed within 24 hours. However, Prashanth said the name was quite common and that his protagonist was coincidentally called Sridevi.
Prashanth stated that he would second Priya's claim that audience should take the final call on the film. Since the plot is that of a crime thriller, it would be impossible for Prashanth to disclose the details of the story, he said. He even mentioned how much he respected and admired Sridevi. He even went on to say that Sridevi's unfortunate death in the bathtub did not mean it could not happen to someone else.
Directed by Gauri Shinde, the Hindi family comedy-drama marked Sridevi's return to the silver screen after a 15-year hiatus and went on to become India's official entry to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category for 2012
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