August 18, 2022

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Kaali poster row: Is filmmaker Leena Manimekalai trying to defend herself?

Mumbai: Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai is facing the wrath from all corners ever since the poster of her documentary Kaali was unveiled. The poster depicted a woman decked up as goddess and smoking a cigarette while holding an LGBTQ pride flag.

This depiction has hurt the sentiments of a lot and sparked outrage. Even FIR has been lodged against the filmmaker in various states.

Amidst all this, she has tweeted something which seems that she is defending herself.Manimekalai tweeted a photo that shows two people smoking while dressed in the costumes of Lord Shiva and a Hindu goddess. She has concisely captioned the photo “Elsewhere”.

For those unaware, Manimekali is known for making films which orbit around subjects like caste dynamics, globalisation, student politics, eco-feminism, art therapy, indigenous people’s rights, and LGBTQ lives.

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