Vivek Agnihotri takes dig at Leena Manimekalai over Kaali poster row
Vivek Agnihotri has taken a dig at fellow filmmaker Leena Manimekalai over the controversial poster of her movie Kaali. Leena had defended the poster–which confirmed Hindu goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette–in an interview. It invited a sarcastic remark from Vivek, who referred to as for ‘dismantling such wokes’. Additionally learn: How Leena Manimekalai defends her Kaali poster
Leena has been going through on-line backlash and an FIR, for her movie poster, Kaali. Other than the smoking, a flag of the LGBT neighborhood is seen within the background. Final week, Leena took to Twitter, sharing an interview she had given to a overseas information outlet, defending the poster. With the hyperlink, she shared one in all her quotes from the interview, which stated, “My Kaali is queer. She is a free spirit. She spits on the patriarchy. She dismantles Hindutva. She destroys capitalism; She embraces everybody with all her thousand arms.” Vivek shared the tweet with a variety of tongue-out emojis and wrote, “Can somebody dismantle such loopy wokes? Please.”
Vivek, greatest identified for movies like The Kashmir Information and The Tashkent Information, lately noticed his personal discuss at Oxford Union within the UK being canceled. In a tweet, he referred to as it ‘mental terrorism’ and wrote “in UK, there isn’t any free speech”.
Earlier, Leena had shared messages exhibiting that she is receiving dying threats over the difficulty. In an earlier tweet, she had stated she received’t bow down although. She shared a tweet by creator Mira Kamdar and wrote, “These trolls are after my creative freedom. If I give away my freedom fearing this senseless rightwing mob mafia, I’ll give away everybody’s freedom. So I’ll hold it, come what could.”
Leena’s movie Kaali was screened in Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum lately as a part of a competition. After complaints that the poster damage non secular sentiments, the museum issued an apology. The difficulty has since snowballed into a significant controversy with politicians and celebs all weighing in on it.
Madhya Pradesh dwelling minister Narottam Mishra wrote to Twitter urging to plan a mechanism to look at and filter out doubtlessly provocative and objectionable content material. Following this, Twitter additionally eliminated the pictures of the poster from the platform. Madhya Pradesh police has issued a lookout round for Leena as effectively. The filmmaker was born in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai and relies in Toronto.