INDEPENDENT filmmaker Leena Manimekalai drew flak online days after she tweeted the poster of her latest documentary Kaali, Indianexpress reports.
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.
#Arrestleenamanimekalai also started trending on Twitter.
The film was reportedly made under the ‘Rhythms of Canada’ segment programme at the Aga Kan museum in Toronto, a multimedia project exploring racial diversity.
Manimekalai said that the depiction of Kali in her film was not to spark hatred but to celebrate life and embrace love, portraying a goddess of free spirit.
Source – Sun Uk