Leena Manimekalai's Kaali poster sparks Twitter controversy

Twitterati feels Hindu goddess has been insulted

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, July 04, 2022, 03:02 PM IST
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In recent years several TV series have been accused of hurting Hindu religious sentiments. The latest one to come under the scanner is Kaali. The poster for the documentary movie, helmed by Leena Manimekalai, has received backlash for hurting Hindu feelings.

Leena had taken to her social media handle to share the poster of her next documentary. It was launched at the Aga Khan Museum as a part of Rhythms of Canada.

The poster left netizens angry, as it shows a woman dressed as Kaali smoking a cigarette. One can also see LGBT community's pride flag in the backdrop. Netizens started trending ArrestLeenaManimekal on Twitter.

Check out the tweets here:

One user also wrote, "This is deliberately hurting the sentiments of Hindu devotees. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean— that one can cross the line and show anything in the garb of creativity. How can this be allowed to even release on digital platforms? Kindly take a note."

The director also clarified. Manimekalai took to her Twitter handle to write, "The film revolves around the events that take place one evening when Kali appears and strolls the streets of Toronto. If you see the picture, don't put the hashtag 'arrest Leena manimekalai' and put the hashtag 'love you Leena manimekalai."

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