Ever since the trailer for Sridevi Bungalow released, there have been a lot of controversies over the film, with a lot of people calling it disrespectful and even insensitive.
The uncanny similarity in the events shown in the trailer with the unfortunate and tragic death of veteran actor Sridevi has led to an uproar in the country.
The title of the film for instance instantly brings to mind Sridevi, and how she died. Similarly, the bathtub scene at the end also resembles the manner in which Sridevi died.
This is how people reacted:
Forget authentication. Who gave them the right to do this? and #PriyaPrakashVarrier looks SO SO SO FAKE. She cannot act. She has overacted so much in the first shot itself. Unnecessary expressions. And what has she achieved to play such an iconic role? #Shame
— Shweta Rashmi (@shwetarashmi67) January 15, 2019
Such a shameful and disgusting act it is by the makers of #SrideviBungalow to depict the legendary actress in such a disgraceful manner. Utter nonsense and rubbish it is. I want the Indian Film Fraternity to take strong action on it. The departed soul deserves respect. 🙏🙏🙏
— Rajan Naidu (@RajanMNaidu) January 14, 2019
Yes, it can be a coincidence tht her name in film is Sridevi and she is actress in the film
But how can you show the acteress named Sridevi in bathtub and then say tht it has nothing to do with Sridevi's life and death?#SrideviBungalow @arjunk26 @SrideviBKapoor
— Monica A Malhotra (@monica_sunil) January 15, 2019
Boney Kapoor had also sent a legal notice to the director Mambully and demanded that they change the title of the film immediately.
The director had then claimed that Sridevi is a very common name, and no resemblances are intentional. There is no logic in changing the name, according to him.
Priya Varrier, who plays the role of Sridevi, said that her character just happens to be named Sridevi and has nothing to do with the veteran actor.
She said that no one would wish to be embroiled in such controversies and once the film releases, people could decide for themselves.
Stay tuned for more details.