A fresh plea has reportedly been filed in the Supreme Court seeking removal of Priya Prakash Varrier‘s viral song ‘Manikya Malaraaya Poovi’ from the yet-to-be-released Malayalam film “Oru Adaar Love”, claiming that winking is “forbidden in Islam.” The two Hyderabad-based aggrieved parties have prayed that they are allowed to intervene in the matter and present their case against the song. One of the applicants in the intervention application had previously lodged an FIR against the song in Hyderabad. The other applicant has been quoted as being a person deeply engaged in preserving the rich Muslim culture and values.
In the application, the applicants have raised the issue of certainly objectionable picturization of the song and the act of winking and later said that the song can very well be categorized as an act of blasphemy (the action or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things). The intervenors have reportedly claimed that the song is intended to ‘outrage the religious feelings and beliefs of the Muslim community.’
Take a look at the song:
Responding to the controversy, the film’s director Omar Lulu had said he did not see why the song was becoming an issue now. “This song has been around since 1978 and I was surprised how it became an issue now. In Kerala, I don’t think there was any opposition,” he had said.