Publish Kaali poster controversial, Leena Manimekalai shares one other pic of Lord Shiva-Parvati smoking

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2022-07-07 10:17:06

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Hours after Twitter pulled down Leena Manimekalai’s tweet about her documentary ‘Kaali,’ the Canada-based Madurai-born Indian filmmaker shared one other ‘debatable’ image. The director, who’s within the eye of the proverbial storm over the controversial poster, took to her Twitter deal with and dropped an image, which depicted a person and a girl dressed as Lord Shiva and Parvati, smoking. “Elsewhere….” she captioned the publish. 

Controversial Kaali poster

A poster for a documentary directed by filmmaker Leena Manimekalai has drawn flak on social media for hurting spiritual sentiments with the depiction of Goddess Kaali. She had earlier taken to Twitter to share a poster of her movie which depicted a girl wearing a fancy dress portraying the goddess and smoking. A flag of the LGBT group is seen within the background. The movie was a part of the “Rhythms of Cananda” section on the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, in accordance with a tweet by the filmmaker. 

After the tweet created outrage and condemnation all through the nation, Twitter pulled down Leena Manimekalai’s tweet concerning the documentary. ALSO READ: Kaali poster row: Swara Bhasker helps TMC MP Mahua Moitra over her ‘meat-eating’ goddess comment


Speaking about her ‘Kaali poster’ Manimekalai informed BBC Tamil, “So far as I’m involved, “Kaali” is an formidable, unbridled, primordial being who tramples on all that’s thought of monstrous, and who chops off all of the heads of evil. Kali is a movie that reveals what would occur if such an individual obtained inside me for a night and crawled the streets of Toronto.” 

Additional describing the documentary, she stated, “My Kaali believes in love and sharing. She accepts the cigarette from a Black road dweller at a park round Kensington market in Toronto and listens to reggae.”

Kaali poster pulled down by Aga Khan Museum 


The presentation of Leena Manimekalai’s movie was pulled down by the Aga Khan Museum after it acquired social media ire. The controversial poster of the documentary was subjected to a number of hatred on social media and elsewhere. A number of police complaints have been filed towards the filmmaker with many demanding her arrest. Because the matter escalated, Canada’s Aga Khan Museum apologised for “inadvertently inflicting offence to members of the Hindu and different religion communities. It additionally stated that it has eliminated the presentation of the movie. ALSO READ: Who’s Leena Manimekalai? Why is her movie poster that includes goddess Kaali getting criticised?


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