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Controversy on Priya's song continues, Raza Academy writes to Smriti Irani to ban it

ANI
Published : Feb 17, 2018, 9:44 am IST
Updated : Feb 17, 2018, 9:45 am IST

The academy has penned a letter to the Union Information and Broadcasting minister seeking a ban on the song.

After a fatwa and police complaint, Raza Academy are the latest to protest against Priya Prakash Warrier starrer song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi'.
 After a fatwa and police complaint, Raza Academy are the latest to protest against Priya Prakash Warrier starrer song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi'.

Mumbai: The Raza Academy has penned a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani seeking a ban on internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier's song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from her debut movie 'Oru Adaar Love'.

The academy has alleged that the said Malayalam song insults Prophet Mohammad and his 'pious wife'.

Asif Sardar, President, Rehmani Group, urged Irani to "immediately issue instructions to the censor board and the film maker to cut the song and spare the nation from yet another controversy."

The academy also held a protest here in front of the Minara Mosque, where they held placards with messages like, "Stop misuse of sacred personalities."

The first song of Malayalam movie 'Oru Adaar Love' became viral on social media within few hours of its release because of Varrier's cute articulations and wink. Since then, the 18-year-old has become the talk of the town.

Tags: priya prakash varrier, raza academy, smriti irani, oru adaar love
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