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Documentary film provokes as Goddess Kaali shown smoking; Uproar on social media, ‘Arrest director’ demand

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Another provocative film that hurts Hindus sentiments. Indian filmmaker Leena Manimekali recently released the poster of her documentary film ‘Kaali’ which has been embroiled in controversies. Seeing this poster on social media, people were so enraged that even the demand for the arrest of this filmmaker started rising. People say that it is hurting the religious sentiments of crores of people of the country. People are tagging from Prime Minister, Home Minister to Police in their posts.

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Leena Manimekalai’s upcoming documentary is titled ‘Kaali’, whose poster was recently shared on Twitter. In this poster of the film, Maa Kali was shown smoking a cigarette. Not only this, the flag of the LGBTQ community is also shown in one hand of Maa Kali. After the poster of this film went viral, people’s anger has erupted on social media. Many have called it derogatory and reprehensible. People are tagging from Prime Minister, Home Minister to Police so that action is taken against the filmmaker.

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This is not the first time that Leena has been involved in controversies. Leena has campaigned in support of the release of Mohammad Zubair, who was arrested by the Delhi Police. An FIR has also been registered against Mohammad Zubair for insulting Hindu deities and calling saints hate mongers.

At the same time, Leena had accused Tamil film director Susie Ganesan of Metoo through a Facebook post. This case also made a lot of headlines. Leena was told that in 2005, on the pretext of leaving the house in his car, Ganesan forced her into the house. Then Leena pulled out a knife for her safety, then she was let go. However, Ganesan had also gone to court regarding the matter, demanding confiscation of Leena’s passport.

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UPROAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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