Men attired as Bhagavan Shiva and Parvati shown smoking cigarette !
New Delhi – Leena Manimekalai, a producer of a documentary film ‘Kaali’ has not only refused to apologise for her objectional poster but she has also posted a new offensive picture wherein two men attired as Bhagavan Shiva and Devi Parvati are shown as smoking cigarettes. The picture has been named ‘Itaratra’. It has drawn criticism on social media against Leena.
India can never be a Hindu Rashtra ! – Leena Manimekalai
In her tweet on this picture, Leena Manimekalai has said that BJP’s patrol troll army doesn’t know that the artists working in plays lead so peaceful life after their work. This picture is not from my film. It is rural India that the RSS is trying to destroy from India through its constant hatred and religious fanaticism. India can never be a Hindu Rashtra.
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. https://t.co/ZsYkDbfJhK
— Leena Manimekalai (@LeenaManimekali) July 7, 2022
|The intention underlying display of this image is not to hurt religious sentiments of Hindus, but make them comprehend the denigration – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat|
Does liberalism mean insulting Hindu Dharma ? – BJP
BJP’s spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said in his response to the picture that it was not a subject of creative freedom of expression, but it is a deliberate provocation. Does abusing Hindus mean secularism ? Does insulting Hindu Dharma mean liberalism ? Communists, Congress, and Trinamool Congress are supporting Leena; therefore, she is getting encouragement to publish such pictures.
Who is Leena Manimekalai ?
Leena Manimekalai was born in Maharajapuram in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. There was a custom in her village that once a girl came of age, she was married to her maternal uncle. Leena was also to be married to her maternal uncle, but she fled from her home to Chennai when preparations for her marriage were going on. Later, she worked in engineering, information technology fields etc, and then, joined the film industry. The documentary film titled ‘Mathamma’, made by her based on ‘Devadasi’ custom was opposed by many people. Her documentary films titled ‘Parai’ on violence against ‘Dalit’ women and ‘Sengadal’ on the fishermen in Dhanushkodi had also triggered rows.
Is it an international conspiracy to create unrest in India by deliberately insulting Hindus’ Deities ?