The video of Priya Prakash Varrier, which went viral few days back and received backlash from certain groups, will now be reshot.
The makers of the video expressed concern over the protests that followed, which now threaten to snowball into a major controversy.
“The new video will project Priya as someone who is studious and disciplined and has no time for boys and flirting,” said a source associated with the movie.
The video will show Priya holding a book of Quantum Physics and appear to be deeply engrossed in reading few paragraphs. There will also be a scene where she along with her classmates are show reading books in the library.
When pointed that it were the lyrics that drew protest and not the flirting, the source said that lyrics too could be changed. “We don’t want to take any chances now. You never know who gets upset when. In fact the new video where she is shown studying might hurt the sentiments of those who bunk classes,” he added.
The actress herself was unavailable for comments but apparently she has agreed for the re-shoot.
Meanwhile, Karni Sena too has joined the protests against the video saying that they have been sitting idle for quite some time after the release of Padmavati and wanted something to keep them occupied.