The teaser has become talk of the town for its uncanny resemblance to late Bollywood actress Sridevi and her sudden death in Dubai previous year. Sridevi's husband, filmmaker Boney Kapoor has served Mambully a legal notice. Director Prasanth Mampully revealed that they have received a legal notice and told Cinestaan.com, "We received a legal notice from Mr Boney Kapoor last week and we will face it. We will face it". "People know me as a wink girl but what I want is that people accept me as an actress as a whole and not just with a wink", added Priya Varrier. The film's official teaser was launched on Sunday and looks like it tried to cash on Kapoor's wife and veteran actress Sridevi's death.
In the film, Priya plays the role of a successful but lonely actress. However, seems like her Bollywood debut isn't getting much positive response as it definitely is getting more negativity for insensitive. The end of the teaser has a shot of bathtub with a woman's feet hanging out of it lifelessly.
The teaser had shown that the movie was a mystery and includes scenes of the actress lying in a bath tub, similar to how actress Sridevi had died. Sridevi Bungalow also casts actor Priyanshu Chatterjee from Tum Bin fame. The actress responded that the audience can interpret it in their own way after watching the movie. Now the film has gotten caught in a controversy, as it has been accused of lifting from the late Bollywood icon Sridevi's life. The story can have certain incidents which happened in Sridevi's life.