The film’s trailer shows Priya playing an actor and the visuals suggest that there was a conspiracy in Sridevi’s death.

Priya Prakash Varrier slammed for acting as late actor Sridevi in new filmYouTube screenshot
Flix Cinema Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:19

Priya Prakash Varrier shot to instant fame with her wink in the Oru Adaar Love song. However, since then, she has been subjected to trolling on the Internet every time a movie promo comes along.

This time, the actor has attracted a lot of negative comments for the trailer of her upcoming film Sridevi Bungalow. Directed by Prasanth Mambully, the film has already run into controversy, with producer Boney Kapoor, the husband of late actor Sridevi, reportedly sending a legal notice. 

The trailer shows Priya signing an autograph and when a child asks her who her favourite actor is, she replies that it’s herself, Sridevi. The trailer also shows the actor drinking at what looks like a wedding party. There are shots of her swimming, cooking, jogging, and crying in the bathroom. But the shot which has riled up people is one of her lying in the bathtub, suggesting that she has drowned. The sound of a siren can be heard in the background. 

Several users have commented on YouTube, where the trailer has been uploaded, that it is in poor taste, and that Priya cannot match up to Sridevi’s acting prowess.

Sridevi died on 24 February, 2018. She is said to have drowned in a bathtub at a hotel in Dubai, where she had gone to attend a wedding. Though a lot of rumours did the rounds at the time, her death was declared as an accidental drowning. The trailer appears to suggest that there was a conspiracy behind her death, with the deliberate shots of the actor swimming and later shown lying dead in the bathtub.