By Tanushree De18 Dec 2018, 20:03 IST
First came the smile and then came the wink and then our entire nation went berserk falling for the charms of this girl. Priya Prakash Varrier – she became a household name overnight with just one scene in the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from her Malayalam movie Oru Addar Love and the rest was history. Countless memes followed and this teen sensation got a taste of being a superstar celeb. Guys fell for her, girls wanted to wink like her and now this viral sensation has become the most-Googled personality of 2018 in India, beating the likes of Sunny Leone and even Priyanka Chopra who had the most-talked about wedding this year!
The second most searched personality was Priyanka’s hubby Nick Jonas, followed by performer Sapna Choudhary, Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor's husband Anand Ahuja. Priya’s wink video was shared virally and many people searched for her name on Google to know what the hoopla was all about. Just when people thought that the craze had died down, a clip from another song of the movie was released and fans again went gaga over her disarming smile and acting skills.
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The craze refused to die down and since any viral thing must offend some people so did the song. A group of men in Hyderabad ended up filing a case against the makers of the movie saying that it hurts the religious sentiments of Muslims but the gutsy girl was not to be shaken. She moved court after multiple FIRs were filed against her while the Chief Justice ended up slamming the men who had filed the case against her. The public and the law were surely on her side!
The ‘national crush’ Priya garnered over 600k followers on Instagram in one day and she even overtook Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg at one time putting her in the league of celebs like Kylie Jenner and Cristiano Ronaldo who had garnered record breaking followers in a day. Other women who had an instant shot at fame like the cringe queen Dhinchak Pooja, Airtel girl Sasha Chhetri and Jimiki Kammal girl Sheril Kadavan were no match for her as she won many hearts to become an internet influencer in no time.
Other celebs tried their hand at imitating the wink girl as did the common people. It even became a viral challenge as people tried their best to do her signature eyebrow lift, naughty wink and charming smile routine. Check out this video to see how we tried our hands at it too. Now as she breaks yet another internet record, do you think you can also wink it like Varrier?