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Who is Leena Manimekalai? Filmmaker who showed goddess Kaali smoking cigarette in the film

Who is Leena Manimekalai? Everything you need to know about this Filmmaker who showed goddess Kaali smoking cigarette in film.

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New Delhi: An FIR has been filed against director Leena Manimekalai by the Uttar Pradesh Police for deliberately hurting religious sentiments by sharing a poster of her new documentary film ‘Kaali’, in the poster a women dressed as the Goddess is shown smoking a cigarette.

Also, a flag of the LGBT community can be seen in the background.

This comes after the Delhi Police IFSO unit filed an FIR under IPC sections 153A and 295A.

Soon after  facing flak over her Kaali poster, she took to twitter to defend herself.

Also, the High Commission of India in Ottawa released a statement on Leena Manimekalai’s film KAALI whose poster shows Goddess Kaali smoking.

Poster of ‘Kaali’ 

Who is Leena Manimekalai?

Leena Manimekalai belongs to  the Maharajapuram village in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar.

She has internationally acclaimed films Madathi and Sengadal the Dead Sea to her credit.

She hails from the Srivilliputtur region. In 1995, she completed her secondary school from the Holy Cross Convent. Leena completed an EU Fellowship in Media and Conflict Resolution in 2005.

In 2012, she graduated from The School of Oriental and African Studies with a degree in visual ethnography.

She currently settled in Canada. She also owns the Leena Manimekalai Productions.

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