The recent tweet of Toronto-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai on Goddess Kali has not gone down well with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, and he fasted to call her out on Twitter.
The debate around Leena Manimekalai began when she shared the poster of her docudrama Kaali on Twitter, which shows the Goddess smoking and also holding an LGBTQ flag in her hand. The poster led to a social media tornado with the hashtag ‘Arrest Leena Manimekalai’, as well as claims that the filmmaker had injured religious sentiments.
Amid all the to-do around the Kaali poster, when Leena tweeted, “My Kaali is queer. She is a free spirit. She spews at the patriarchy. She dismantles Hindutva. She ruins industrialism, She welcomes every person with all her thousand hands,” Vivek reposted her tweet and composed, “Can someone take down such insane wokes? Please.” A netizen wrote,” She seems so complex … to advertise cigarette smoking is’ free spirit ‘, Maa Kali that is in origins of sanatan Dharma is ‘dismantling Hindutva’, Maa kali is damaging’ capitalism ‘which is a principle coined in rarely recent background … isn’t it toppling on itself?” One more netizen created,” It’s not truly worth reading into or
dismantling … The woke do not have Gods … They consider themselves as Gods or equal … Read her tweet and recognize what she’s doing, she’s … PROJECTING. Whatever she likes or dislikes she’s simply crediting to the Goddess.” Another netizen responded to Agnihotri’s tweet and also composed,” Commenting on her tweets is below dignity. She desires inexpensive appeal & i will not comment to offer her free promotion. Such people obtain dismantled when not regarded. Best method is royal overlook. In any case no one heard of her below or in future. “