Kaali director Leena Manimekalai has been on the heart of controversy ever since a poster of her documentary movie showcasing a girl dressed as Goddess Kaali and smoking a cigarette has gone viral on social media. This has created outrage and condemnation all through the nation as it’s being deemed as hurting spiritual sentiments. As Manimekalai continues to face bother over the movie poster, an previous tweet of her about PM Narendra Modi has additionally resurfaced.
Within the stated tweet, relationship again to September 13, 2013, Manimekalai wrote, “I’ll give up my passports, rationcard, pancard and my citizenship if ever Modi turns into this nation’s PM in my lifetime. I swear (sic).” As this previous tweet was introduced again, the criticism she has been going through has multiplied.
Kaali poster reveals a girl dressed within the costume of Goddess Kaali. She is seen smoking a cigarette within the picture. Alongside together with her common accouterments of a trishul (trident) and sickle, the actor enjoying the goddess can also be proven wielding the LGBTQ+ neighborhood’s delight flag.
After the controversy erupted over the Goddess’ portrayal on the movie poster, social media platform Twitter has pulled down filmmaker Manimekalai’s tweet about her documentary Kaali, in response to “a authorized demand”. The Delhi Police and the Uttar Pradesh Police filed separate FIRs towards Manimekalai over the controversial poster.
Kaali was showcased as a part of the ‘Below the Tent’ mission on the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Below assault for the poster, Manimekalai had on Monday stated she’s going to proceed to make use of her voice fearlessly until she is alive.
“I’ve nothing to lose. Until the time I reside, I want to reside with a voice that speaks what I imagine with out worry. If the value for that’s my life, it may be given,” she wrote in a tweet in Tamil in response to an article on the controversy. The filmmaker additionally urged individuals to look at the documentary to know the context behind the poster.
(With inputs from information businesses)