There is a lot of fuss over the poster for the documentary film ‘Kali’. In the poster for this film by filmmaker Leena Manimekalai, Mother Kali can be seen smoking a cigarette and holding an LGBTQ flag in one hand. After the release of this poster, social media users started trolling him.
The matter increased so much that the Indian High Commission in Canada has issued a statement on this matter.
This is not the first time that Leena Manimekalai has been involved in controversy. She has been surrounded by controversies due to her other similar documentaries of hers. But controversies aside, Leena has seen a lot of struggles in her life. From society to family and economically.
Leena Manimekalai has recently made a documentary called Kali, whose controversial poster has created a new controversy in India. Learn here who is Leena Manimekalai who has been accused of hurting religious sentiments.
Who is Leena Manimekalai?
Leena Manimekalai hails from the remote village of Maharajapuram, located to the south of Madurai. His father was a college lecturer. She belonged to a farming family and according to the custom of her village, girls were married off to their maternal uncle a few years after puberty. When Leena came to know that the family members were preparing for her marriage, she fled to Chennai.
There he applied for a job in the office of the Tamil magazine Vikatan. It was learned that officials contacted Leena’s family asking them to wait and returned her to Leena’s family members. Somehow, Leena persuaded her family and told her to study engineering.
Apart from being a filmmaker, Leena is a poet and an actress. He has made a documentary, fiction, and experimental poetry films in his filmmaking career. Along with this, 5 poetry compilations of Leena have also been published.
If we talk about the awards he received, then he has been awarded many awards in International and National Film Festivals. After making his film debut in the year 2002 with Mathamma’s short documentary, he went on to make several controversial films.