Priya Prakash Varrier, a name that became internet sensation in just a couple of days. The debutant actress of a Malayalam movie “Oru Adaar Love” didn’t have to do much to cause an outbreak on social media. She just smiled, winked and mover her eyebrows to take the social media by storm.
The still from a song became so famous that it garnered 25 million views on YouTube in just a week and over 10 million views on her official Instagram account which got verified after all this happened.
Broke the internet | Priya Prakash Varrier
Apart from the views, followers poured in on her Instagram account and it threatened to break a record held by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. She managed to cross the 600K mark in terms of Instagram followers within just 24 hours and became only the third person to do so in the history. Other 2 celebrities above her are, Christiano Ronaldo and Kylie Jenner who got 650K and 806K followers in under 24 hours. After the video went viral, thousands of memes followed with each one of them capturing the expressions of Priya.
Lungi Ngidi became a fan but Dhoni is her favorite cricketer
This episode happened when a Twitter user in the name of ‘LuciferMinati’ tagged Lungi in a meme which showed camera shy Ngidi in different expressions alongside Priya – winking and smiling. Lungi took to the micro-blogging site and reposted the tweet while saying “Valentine’s Day done”. Ngidi came into limelight with his when he took six wickets in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test against India. Lungi showed mettle in the one-day series as well despite his team losing the series.
The bowler was bought by CSK in IPL 2018 for a prize of Rs. 50 lakhs. The gesture from the champion bowler suggests that he admired the expressions shown by the actress just like millions of people did on social media. However, in a TV interview the 18-year old budding actress revealed that her favorite cricketer is none other than the world cup winnings captain, MS Dhoni.
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Even Rishi Kapoor was Charmed | Priya Prakash Varrier
I predict huge Stardom for this girl. Priya Warrier. So expressive,coy coquettish yet innocent. My dear Priya, you going to give all others in your age group a run for their money. God Bless and the best to you! Mere time mein naheen ayeen aap! Kyon? Lol pic.twitter.com/laYL1YE3Me
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 16, 2018
Her girl-next-door charm also worked on the film industry veteran Rishi Kapoor. He tweeted with the photo of Priya winking and predicted that this girl would be the next big star of tomorrow. The legend of Hindi cinema also showed his disappointment over the fact that she did not come in the industry when he was young and was one of the leading actors. Priya responded to the tweet with another tweet and thanked the actor for his kind words. The appreciation was well received and praised the veteran for his work and personality that helps the newer generation of actors in setting up higher standards for themselves and then achieving them. He also called him the “The Prince of Romance”