Leena Manimekalai, who is being criticised globally for disrespecting Hindu goddess Kaali in her documentary “Kaali” is now accusing BJP for all that criticism. She is being criticised by Hindus across the globe.
“BJP payrolled troll army have no idea about how folk theatre artists chill post their performances. This is not from my film. This is from everyday rural India that these sangh parivars want to destroy with their relentless hate & religious bigotry. Hindutva can never become India,” She wrote on her twitter account.
Earlier Leena Manimekalai shared a poster of her documentary on her twitter account in which Hindu goddess Kaali was shown smoking a cigarette and holding a LGBTQ flag.
Netizens were calling for arresting the filmmaker following the release of the poster. High Commission of India, Ottawa also released a statement stating that they have received complaints from leaders of Hindu community in Canada about disrespectful depiction of Hindu gods on the poster of a film. The film was showcased as part of the “Under the Tent” project at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.
Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament of Canda also criticised the filmmaker for such a blasphemous act. He tweeted, “Painful to see Kaali poster by filmmaker Leena Manimekalai. Past few years, traditional anti-Hindu and anti-India groups in Canada have joined forces resulting in Hinduphobic articles in media & attacks on our Hindu temples. Apology from Aga Khan Museum is welcome & appreciated”