Priya Prakash Varrier’s Bollywood debut Sridevi Bungalow has been embroiled in controversies ever since it was announced. The film tried to cash in on the popularity of legendary actress Sridevi and had an eerie similarity to the actress’ untimely demise that was shown in its first teaser. Priya was seen lying motionless in a bathtub, reminiscent of Sridevi’s tragic demise due to accidental drowning in a bathtub.
Now, according to a report published in a leading daily, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor is planning to take stringent legal action against the makers of the film. The daily reported a source that said, “He is disgusted by all those who have chosen to be associated with this lurid project. When he heard the film's title and saw the first look, Boney had sent a legal notice to the producer. But so far they've ignored the notice. Boney intends to take even more strict legal action, asking for a restraining order against using Sridevi's name in the title. They can make what they like - it's a free world. But they can't use that name.”
Last month, while interacting with media Priya steered clear of the controversy and said that it was the concern of the director and producer. She said, “It is actually the director's and the producer's concern because I am just portraying a character they gave me. Intentionally it was not on our agenda to hurt anyone's personal feelings. I don't think we should let any negativity affect us because I am just starting my career in films. I am also a very big fan of Sridevi madam and though there was no intention to hurt anybody, we all know that controversies keep happening." Besides Priya, the film also stars Arbaaz Khan in a pivotal role.
Watch the teaser of the film:
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)