Priya Prakash clarifies: Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie Sridevi Bungalow

Priya Prakash Varrier opened up about the controversy surrounding her movie saying that it is not related to the life of Sridevi. She mentioned that her name just happens to be Sridevi in the movie.
Priya Prakash clarifies: Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie Sridevi BungalowPriya Prakash clarifies: Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie Sridevi Bungalow
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We recently saw the teaser of the Priya Prakash Varrier starrer Sridevi Bungalow, which carried an uncanny resemblance to Sridevi's life and death. Soon after the teaser released, social media and the late Sridevi's fans lashed out against the makers, on social networking circuits. The teaser had shots of Priya in the bathtub, very similar to how Sridevi passed away in a Dubai hotel. Well, during the teaser launch, the actress had neither denied nor accepted that the film is based on Sridevi Boney Kapoor. She had said that it is for the public to decide. However, Priya did clarify her stance after Boney Kapoor slammed a legal notice against the makers.

Priya said during an interview with a daily, "Sridevi is just the name of my character in the movie. 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." Talking about the notice from Kapoor, filmmaker Prashant said, "In the notice, Boney Kapoor has raised a few objections against our film including the usage of the name and doing a biopic of the actress. He wanted us to alter the name of our movie within 24 hours. We sent him a reply explaining that Sridevi was a common name and there was no logic in objecting to it. It is just coincidence that my movie tells the tale of an actress named Sridevi."

Well, what do you think of that? Earlier, the director had said, "We received a legal notice from Mr Boney Kapoor last week. And we will face it. My film is a suspense thriller. I told him that Sridevi is a common name. My film's character also happens to be an actress. We will face it.”

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I was expecting better from this internet sensation girl— not being part of something so insensitive

also the way the trailer ends is very insensitive!

Sridevi is not a common name. Sridevi is not even A name. Her real name was Sree, and devi is added as a title to it. Next time try saying Lady Gaga or Queen Latifah is a "common name" and see if you get away with it.

Oh really.. so why the hell does the character signs as sreedevi and movie name is sridevi. Is that also a coincidence. Don't make fool of urself. Stupid publicity stunt.

It's highly insensitive of the director. Thanks to Boney Kapoor for filing a case.

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