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Kaali poster row: Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi says freedom of expression can't be reserved only for Hindu Gods Kaali Poster

Kaali poster row: Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi says freedom of expression can't be reserved only for Hindu Gods

IBNS | @indiablooms | 06 Jul 2022, 11:36 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Freedom of expression can't be reserved only for Hindu gods and goddesses, said 'offended' Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi calling out the controversial film poster showing goddess Kali as a cigarette smoker.

Chaturvedi said in a tweet, "Freedom of expression cannot be reserved for Hindu Gods and Goddesses while for the rest one must tip toe around religious sensibilities.

"I am offended with the movie poster on Ma Kali, respect has to be equal for all&FoE should never become a tool to offend- deliberately."

The poster of a documentary titled Kaali is creating quite a stir online for showing the Hindu goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette.

It all started after the director, Leena Manimekalai, shared the poster of the film on Twitter.

The poster shows a woman, dressed in a Goddess Kaali costume, smoking a cigarette.

Apart from her usual accoutrements of trishul (trident) and sickle, the actor playing the goddess is also shown wielding the LGBTQ+ community's pride flag.

(Image of Priyanka Chaturvedi: Facebook/Priyanka Chaturvedi)