That wink, that smile, and the Internet were smitten. A clip of young Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier from new film Oru Adaar Love went crazily, insanely viral over the weekend. Priya’s is a face that launched a 1,000 memes, and the side effect of viralness is this: a blue tick on her Instagram account. Priya seems to have been on Instagram since October 2016 – she has shared 93 posts so far – but her account only just became verified, after her follower count shot up to over 1.5 million (and very much counting) overnight. #PriyaPrakashVarrier is still trending on and off. More about the film clip that made Priya the nation’s new crush later – first, five pictures she posted on her Instagram account.
The clip that has sent the Internet into such a meltdown is from a song titled Manikya Malaraya Poovi from Oru Adaar Love, in which Priya and her co-stars appear to be playing school students. In the viral footage, Priya flirts with a fellow student, who is as overwhelmed by her wink and smile as social media was. On YouTube, the clip has been watched over eight million times so far.
While her Instagram account is verified now, Priya’s Twitter is still missing the blue tick. She tweeted on Monday, “Thank you so much for the love and support.”
Priya Prakash Varrier@ppriyavarrier
Thank you so much for the love and support for #ManikyaMalarayaPoovi#OruAdaarLove. 4.3 Million views for YouTube & counting, 600k+ for me going bigger in Instagram. #MondayMotivation #PriyaPrakashVarrier
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Omg this music and her expressions #PriyaPVarrier #PriyaPrakash #PriyaVarrier #PriyaPrakashVarrier
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