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Director Leena Manimekalai stirs up controversy with film ‘Kaali” poster


Leena Manimekalai, a filmmaker, had shared a poster for her documentary film ‘Kaali,’ which depicted a woman dressed in a goddess costume smoking.

A flag representing the LGBT community can be seen in the background.


The poster’s depiction of Goddess Kaali did not sit well with some social media users, who demanded that it be removed.

Some have even called for her arrest, and the hashtag ‘#ArrestLeenaManimeKal’ is trending on Twitter.

Leena Manimekalai is the latest filmmaker to face legal trouble due to religious references.

She tweeted a selfie with the hashtag #loveyouleena and wrote, “If the price for that is my life, it can be given”.