Amid Kaali poster row, filmmaker Leena shares another image; shows ‘Lord Shiva & goddess Parvati’ smoking
Lucknow police has also registered a complaint on Madurai-born filmmaker for derogatory portrayal of Hindu deities
New Delhi: Row over the controversial poster of documentary film ‘Kaali’ is still hot and boiling, with filmmaker Leena Manimekalai facing multiple FIRs across the country. Though Manimekalai has erupted yet another controversy, this time mocking the religious beliefs of many by depicting Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati smoking.
Hours after Twitter takes down latter’s disputed Kaali poster tweet, the Canada-based filmmaker came up with yet another pic portraying a couple of actors dressed as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, smoking.
“Elsewhere….” she captioned the post.
— Leena Manimekalai (@LeenaManimekali) July 7, 2022
BJP leader Shahzad Poonawalla said that this is not freedom of expression, but Leena is instigating people in its name.
Apart from Poonawalla, hundreds of social media users have taken strong objection to Leena’s tweet. Journalist Rohini Singh took a dig at Manimekalai’s tweet and wrote, “These are actors playing gods so what exactly is the point of this post apart from publicity seeking?”
These are actors playing gods so what exactly is the point of this post apart from publicity seeking?
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) July 7, 2022
Check some top reactions here:
This is not nice thing to say – not at all – and u think u deserve support for this?
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) July 7, 2022
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) July 7, 2022
Elsewhere… . pic.twitter.com/RskXfv7sYm
— LMAO Comrade🤡 (@Comrade_LMAO) July 7, 2022
For the unversed, Leena’s upcoming documentary Kaali has landed in soup over a poster which has shown goddess Kali smoking a cigarette, with several LGBT flags in the backdrop.
Controversy has erupted across the country after the poster surfaced online. A case has been filed against her in Bhopal.
Lucknow police has also registered a complaint on Madurai-born filmmaker for derogatory portrayal of Hindu deities with charges of criminal conspiracy, crime at the place of worship, intentional breach of peace with intent to hurt religious sentiments.