Highlights

  • Delhi and UP Police file FIR against director of film 'Kaali'
  • Director Leena Manimekalai accused of hurting religious sentiments
  • The film's poster show Hindu deity Kaali smoking and holding pride flag

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FIRs against director of 'Kaali' in Delhi and UP over 'offensive' film poster

The poster depicts Hindu goddess Kaali smoking and holding a pride flag

Cases have been filed against the director of the film 'Kaali' by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police after complaints that the film's poster hurts religious sentiments.

The poster depicts Hindu goddess Kaali smoking and holding a pride flag.

Director Leena Manimekalai has been accused of criminal conspiracy, offence in place of worship, deliberately hurting religious sentiments, and intention to provoke breach of peace in the FIRs filed against her.

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The Madurai-born filmmaker had shared the poster of "Kaali" on the microblogging site on Saturday and said the film was part of the 'Rhythms of Canada' segment at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

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