That wink, that smile, and the Internet was 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.