If you haven't heard of Priya Prakash Varrier yet, you might have at least seen her - over the weekend, a film clip of the young actress winking went insanely viral, prompting a tidal wave of memes.
#PriyaPrakashVarrier has been trending on Twitter, acknowledged by the subject of the trend in a tweet from her as-yet unverified account (she appears to have only joined Twitter over the weekend).
"Can't believe this," tweeted Priya, who makes her debut in , the film to which the clip - specifically, from a song titled Manikya Malaraya Poovi - in question belongs.
Priya turned into an overnight sensation when a teaser clip of Manikya Malaraya Poovi, from her upcoming film Oru Adaar Love, was shared on social media last week, sending the entire Internet into a meltdown. The clip shows Priya, dressed in school uniform, winking at a fellow student, who, like social media, is instantly floored.
Twitter was smitten, posting "Okay! India we need to talk #PriyaPrakashVarrier" and "Guys be like, 'I want the same wink with same expressions as return gift this session. Else forget about any melt from my side. #priyaprakashvarrier #newnationalcrush.
The Malayalam-language Oru Adaar Love, starring a bunch of newcomers, has been directed by Omar Lulu. Priya Prakash Varrier's wink has ensured the video of Manikya Malaraya Poovi posted on YouTube has been watched 4.9 lakh times and counting.