‘Kaali’ Movie Poster Shows Goddess Smoking, Netizens Call For Filmmaker’s Arrest

‘Kaali’ Movie Poster Shows Goddess Smoking, Netizens Call For Filmmaker’s Arrest

‘Kaali’ Movie Poster The director of a Bengali short film called “Kaali” has been accused of hurting religious sentiments via his movie poster. The poster features actress Aditi Arya sitting on a throne dressed as Devi Kali, the Hindu goddess. A right-wing outfit in West Bengal has lodged a complaint and has asked for action against Shankha Ghoshal for hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus through the movie poster.

The poster features Aditi Arya sitting on a throne dressed as Devi Kali and holding a cigarette.

Indian actress Aditi Arya is seen sitting on a throne dressed as Devi Kali, a Hindu goddess known for her wrathful form and protection of the weak. She holds a cigarette in her hand that she is about to light up.

While some people have praised the poster, others have called for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s arrest because he has portrayed Mata Kali smoking with an open flame next to her face.

“This is absolutely disgusting,” one user wrote on Twitter while another said: “If anyone wants to make anything against Hinduism or any of its deities they should be arrested immediately.”

A Bengali filmmaker has been accused of hurting religious sentiments via his movie poster.

A filmmaker has been accused of hurting religious sentiments by a group of protestors in Bengal. The director is accused of depicting Goddess Kali smoking in his film and has been arrested for the same.

The director has been booked under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings).

The protesters allege that the poster shows Goddess Kalika with a cigarette in her mouth and surrounded by bodyguards, which is against Hindu culture.

A complaint has been lodged against Shankha Ghoshal, who directed a short film titled “Kaali”.

A complaint has been lodged against Shankha Ghoshal, who directed a short film titled “Kaali”.

The movie is about a woman’s journey to find her husband and son in the aftermath of a riot-like situation. The complainant alleged that the film shows Goddess Kaali smoking and drinking, which is not acceptable according to Hinduism. He also said that Goddess Kaali should not be used to promote smoking as it goes against religious sentiments.”

The poster features actress Aditi Arya sitting on a throne dressed as Devi Kali, the Hindu goddess.

The poster features actress Aditi Arya sitting on a throne dressed as Devi Kali, the Hindu goddess.

Kali is an incarnation of goddess Durga, who is often depicted as a fierce warrior and bloodthirsty deity. She is also worshipped as the goddess of time and change. The Maariamman Temple in Singapore, for example, holds annual dances for her with devotees dressed up in bright yellow costumes to resemble her skin colour.

In the poster from Kaali, it appears that Arya’s skin tone has been darkened to appear more like that of many depictions of Kali — something viewers have called racist and offensive on social media.

A right-wing outfit in West Bengal has lodged a complaint and has asked for action against Ghoshal for hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus through the movie poster.

  • A right-wing outfit in West Bengal has lodged a complaint and has asked for action against Ghoshal for hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus through the movie poster.
  • The complaint was filed by Hindu Samhati, which is led by Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.
  • In the complaint, written in Bengali and English, the outfit said that it finds objectionable “the picture of Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette”. It also sought legal action against director Qaushiq Mukherjee who directed Ghoshal’s previous film ‘Mardaani’.
  • The organization claims that this is not just an act to hurt religious sentiments but also an attempt to destroy Hindu culture and traditions.

Movie posters are often made intentionally shocking.

It is not uncommon for a movie poster to be made intentionally shocking. This is done to get attention and get people to watch the movie.

Movie posters are often made intentionally shocking. They are created in order to attract viewers and make them want to see what happens next; this could be because of how beautiful the faces on screen look, or because of how violent it looks, or even for its sexual nature.

Conclusion

It is not uncommon for movie posters to feature controversial or shocking images. But as the filmmaker has received flak for hurting religious sentiments, it will be interesting to see whether he will be allowed to release his film or not.

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