Director Leena Manimekalai courts controversy with poster of her 'Kaali' film



Independent filmmaker Leena Manimekalai drew flak online days after she tweeted the poster of her latest documentary Kaali. The poster tweeted last Saturday shows a woman dressed as the Hindu Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette and holding a pride flag representing the #LGBT community in her hand.


The #Kaali poster sparked outrage online with many demanding her arrest, accusing her of hurting religious sentiments. Soon, #Arrestleenamanimekalai started trending on #Twitter.


After ‘Kaali’ poster sparks outrage online, filmmaker asks to use #loveyouLeenamanimekalai

Following the reaction on social media, Canada-based Manimekalai urged users to use the hashtag “love you Leena manimekalai” instead of “#arrest Leena manimekalai”.


“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'”

read the filmmaker’s tweet, roughly translated from Tamil, on Monday.

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#kaali #mahadev #hinduism #navratri #maadurga #jaimatadi #lakshmi #hindugoddess #jaimahakali #durgaiamman #spirituality #devidurga #hindugod #navadurga #goddessofwealth #thformofdurga #saraswathi #devidurgai #aumsakthiaumkaali #navarathrimantra #godsblessing #sakthi #durgai #peace

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