Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when her sensational stardom started to raise eyebrows, just when there were creeping fears that this was teenager Priya Varrier's ‘15 minutes of fame’, none other than the eternal heartthrob Rishi Kapoor himself has delivered the verdict. “I predict huge stardom for this girl,” he declared on Twitter. “So expressive, coy coquettish yet innocent. My dear Priya, you going to give all others in your age group a run for their money,” gushed Kapoor, known to be infuriatingly parsimonious when it comes to praising even his son Ranbir Kapoor.
And then came the flirtatious one-liner, as playful as Priya’s wink. “Mere time mein naheen ayeen aap! Kyon? (Why were you not there during my time? WHY?) Lol,” Kapoor twittered. Priya seemed utterly floored by Kapoor’s notice. “It’s an absolute honor to be praised by the “Prince of Romance”,” she tweeted back promptly. And then, as though royally confused about how to return the compliment in more effusive terms, she ended her tweet with a virtually indecipherable sentence.
“The sort of mettle and mantle your aura infers in every artistes existence will always be beyond common contention.” Priya’s version of sweet nothings. There were already signs that the nation has marked the girl for bigger things. Amul has now made her its poster girl. ‘Wink all, wink all, little star’, so goes the new Amul poster featuring Priya. And Amul has also reworked its tagline to reflect the nation’s Priya mania: “Everyone Eyes it!” It was her graceful facial antics – the elaborate lift of her eyebrow like a flower in bloom and that playful wink - during a 20-second stretch of the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi...’ in Omar Lulu new movie that had turned her into an overnight sensation.