Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai’s upcoming documentary Kaali has created a ruckus in the whole country. People are fiercely opposing the poster, even an FIR has been registered against Leena Manimekalai.
While objections are being raised from country to abroad regarding this poster of ‘Kali’, meanwhile film actress Swara Bhaskar has indirectly supported the poster of Leena Manimekalai and ‘Kali’.
. @MahuaMoitra is awesome! More power to her voice! 💛— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 6, 2022
Swara did not say anything directly, but she has praised Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra for speaking openly. Let us tell you that Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra during her participation in India Today Conclave East 2022 said that ‘Kali has many forms’. To me, Kali means a meat lover and a goddess who accepts wine. People have different opinions, I don’t mind about it.
Swara has supported this statement of Mahua Moitra and praised her for raising her voice. Tagging Mahua Moitra on her official Twitter handle, Swara wrote, ‘Mahua Moitra is fantastic. May her voice get more courage.
The All India Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra reacted to the controversy over the movie poster showing Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette. “Kaali to me is a meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess. You have the freedom to imagine your goddess. There are some places where whiskey is offered to gods and in some other places it would be blasphemy,” Moitra said.
The controversy began after the poster of Leena Manimekalai’s documentary titled ‘Kaali’ was unveiled. The poster depicted the titular Hindu goddess of destruction smoking a cigarette and clutching the rainbow flag, the international symbol of LGBT.
Kaali, the documentary film at the center of the row, is going viral for all the wrong reasons. Netizens have alleged that the movie’s poster is an insult to the Hindu goddess and hurts religious sentiments.