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Malayalam actress Priya Varrier floors social media with a smile and wink

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A wink, and a shy but mischievous smile by Prakash in a 28-second clip from a film song has turned the 18-year-old into an

Priya, who features in the clip from "Manikya malaraya poovi" -- a song from her forthcoming Malayalam film debut "Oru Adaar Love" -- has, in her own words, become a "national trend" on

The song was launched online on February 9. It garnered almost 10,000,000 views on till Tuesday evening.

She registered on only earlier this month, and has already garnered a following of 60,000. On Instagram, she has got 2.5 million followers, and got a blue tick. She also has a verified official page.

Priya, who belongs to Thrissur in Kerala, is ecstatic.

"Can't believe this, #NationalTrend. Thank you so much for your love and support," tweeted on Monday as she shared a snapshot of Twitter's viral trends.

Her expressive eyes, innocence and smile in the clip wherein she gets flirty with her co-actor, have done the trick.

tweeted: "The cutest video I have seen in recent times. The power of simplicity. Love it!"

He was among the several others who noted the video for its old world charm of romancing with the eyes.

As the video clip went viral, was filled with memes capturing the funny side --- some involved Gautam Gambhir, Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and even

One tweet read: "Prakash gave all types of expressions in that two minutes that couldn't give in her entire Bollywood career."

Priya's debut film, releasing next month, is written and directed by Omar Lulu, and produced by Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy under the banner of It stars a bunch of newcomers and has music by Shaan Rahman.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:52 IST