Boney Kapoor sends a legal notice to the makers of Sridevi Bungalow starring Priya Prakash Varrier

Just minutes after the teaser of Priya Prakash Varrier’s much awaited film Sridevi Bungalow was released, the makers started receiving negative responses to it. Even late Sridevi’s husband, Boney Kapoor sent a legal notice to the makers of the film. Read to know more.
Boney Kapoor sends a legal notice to the makers of Sridevi Bungalow starring Priya Prakash VarrierBoney Kapoor sends a legal notice to the makers of Sridevi Bungalow starring Priya Prakash Varrier
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Some movies end up facing the flak even before releasing. One such movie is the much awaited Bollywood debut of the wink girl Priya Prakash Varrier, Sridevi Bungalow. The movie’s teaser was released yesterday, and within minutes, the makers started receiving a negative response on social media. The general public highly criticised the teaser, and producer and husband of late actress Sridevi, Boney Kapoor even sent a legal notice to the makers of the film Sridevi Bungalow starring Priya Prakash Varrier. Right after the teaser launch, the audience started comparing the film’s story to late actress Sridevi’s life. 

The leading lady in the film is also an actress like Sridevi who died last year due to accidental drowning in Dubai. The teaser received flak due to the eerily similar bathtub scene in which Priya’s drowning has been showcased much like that of Sridevi’s. The director Mambully confirmed the news of the legal notice which he received and 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.”

Meanwhile, Priya was in Mumbai for the teaser launch. But, she refused to comment on the social media flak comparing the movie to the life of actress Sridevi. Also, when her father was contacted to comment on the controversy, he too refused to say anything and left it on the makers. Now, amidst so much controversy, it will be interesting to see what’s next for the nation’s wink girl.

Comments

Oh my god. This is just downright offensive. Good on you Boney, sue the pants off of them. And excuse me, Sridevi is a common name? Sridevi isn't even a name, there is only one Sridevi, it's a title, the way celebrities do. The real name is just Shri... if you wanted to get away with this, you could have at least been smart about it. Even then, you couldn't, for example, if you did this with a black singer named Whitney in a tub, the family would still be able to sue I think.

What kinda name is Mambully?

Insensitive

I hope Priya has not dug her own grave by this. It is too soon for her to have made this choice.

This is beyond pathetic, everyone knows why he kept this name, not nice at all.

so weird just a year into sridevi's death in an unfortunate way... but films is all about selling story and making money ...everyone is bollywood is doing. taking offence just because its sridevi is not enough.

Can’t wait to watch this thriller!

I loved the trailer and he doesn't own the name "Sridevi!"

You should have watched trailer with your eyes open, there are many things they lifted from sridevi's life, in the beginning the actress signs as sreedevi just like original Sridevi but y movie name is not sreedevibunglow. There is a superstar named Sridevi, so why to name their movie character as Sridevi, didn't they get another name. This is just a publicity stunt. Boney can sue them and make these insensitive people suffer.

Good someone is talking about the mystery death finally, but the actress is not convincing

Gross!! Outright offensive

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