Leena Manimekalai Kaali Movie Poster Controversy, Religion, Husband

FIRs filed against filmmaker Leena Manimekalai for hurting religious sentiments

Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai is facing flak for a poster of her documentary 'Kaali' showing the goddess smoking and holding an LGBTQ flag.

The Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday registered separate first information reports against filmmaker Leena Manimekalai in connection with a poster of her new documentary Kaali, reported ANI.

The poster, which she shared on Twitter on July 2, shows a woman dressed as Hindu deity Kaali and smoking a cigarette. This image is set against the pride flag of the LGBTQ community.

The FIRs were lodged a day after two police complaints were filed against Manimekalai, claiming the poster has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

The FIR in Delhi was registered by police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations cell under Sections 153A of the Indian Penal Code.

An advocate in Delhi, Vineet Jindal, had filed a complaint against the filmmaker with the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations of the police over the poster.

After facing backlash, Manimekalai told The Quint, “These people have nothing to do with faith. Their fuel is hate.”

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