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Sacrilegious poster of Maa Kaali lands filmmaker in trouble

Hurting Hindu sentiments has become par for the course. Recently a poster of Maa Kaali smoking a cigarette was released by a filmmaker named Leena Manimekalai. Hindus red-flagged the so-called ‘performance documentary’ after Manimekalai released the poster on Twitter of her film titled Kaali on July 2.

Bharat’s High Commission took note of the issue and asked the Canadian authorities to withdraw the screen of the objectionable movie on Maa Kaali. The High Commission in Ottawa issued a press release on the matter. The release stated that they have received complaints from Hindu community leaders about the disrespectful depiction of Hindu Devi on a poster of a film showcased as part of the Under the tent project in Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum.


The High Commission also confirmed that they have informed the organizers of the concerns while adding that Hindu groups have approached Canadian authorities to take the necessary action. The High Commission has asked the event organizers to withdraw all provocative material.

The poster shared by Manimekalai showed the actor playing Maa Kaali holding an LGBTQ+ flag and smoking a cigarette. An FIR was filed against her for deliberately hurting Hindu sentiments. As expected, the filmmaker’s response was on expected lines. “These people have nothing to do with faith. Their fuel is hate”, she has been quoted as saying.

“I have nothing to lose. Till the time I live, I wish to live with a voice that speaks what I believe without fear. If the price for that is my life, it can be given,” Manimekalai said. She could certainly try the same with Islam or Christianity. Just because Hindus are tolerant and follow the due process of law people like Manimekalai dare to make such comments.

The filmmaker’s views are as troublesome as her movie’s poster. She has already come out in support of Teesta Setalvad and Muhammad Zubair. She believes BJP is turning the country into ‘one large prison’. It is evident from her opinions that she belongs to the secular left-liberal cabal.

She belongs to the ‘pride’ movement. “The filmmaker currently identifies herself as a pansexual which means she is attracted to a person sexually, romantically, or emotionally regardless of their sex or gender identity”, notes The Federal.

People like Manimekalai often use creative license as a convenient excuse to target Hindus and Hindu Dharma. Creative license is just a mask to hide their Hindu hatred.

(Featured Image Source: OpIndia)

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