Director courts controversy after poster of her documentary shows Goddess Kaali smoking

The poster also features women in hijabs, traditionally worn by Muslim women who believe that it is required by their religion.

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Director courts controversy after poster of her documentary shows Goddess Kaali smoking

A poster of a Hindi feature film has sparked controversy for showing Goddess Kali smoking. The poster also features women in hijabs, traditionally worn by Muslim women who believe that it is required by their religion.

Film director Madhureeta Anand has stirred controversy over a poster of her upcoming Hindi feature film, ‘Freedom of Speech’. The poster shows Goddess Kali smoking in the middle of a busy street and several other women wearing hijabs. The poster has unleashed a wave of negative comments and criticism against the filmmaker. Madhureeta Anand has not yet responded to the criticism, but she has said that the film is her tribute to women who are fighting against all odds. Freedom of Speech will release on May 18.

Film director Madhureeta Anand has stirred controversy over a poster of her upcoming Hindi feature film, ‘Freedom of Speech’.

Madhureeta Anand is an Indian film director and writer. Her latest feature film, ‘Freedom of Speech’, has stirred controversy over a poster of the film which shows Goddess Kaali smoking.

The poster depicts the Goddess in a bathtub with cigarette in hand and surrounded by other women. It says “Goddesses are free to smoke”. Many have criticised the filmmaker for depicting such a scene as it is against religious beliefs.

The poster shows Goddess Kali smoking in the middle of a busy street.

  • Goddess Kali, who is the goddess of destruction, is also a symbol of strength and power. She is the Hindu deity who represents time, change and death as well as rebirth.
  • According to The Guardian, the film’s director “has received death threats for depicting Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette in her documentary on women in Bollywood”.

The poster has unleashed a wave of negative comments and criticism against the filmmaker.

The poster has unleashed a wave of negative comments and criticism against the filmmaker.

“What an insult to the goddess,” read one comment. “The film should be banned,” said another. Some even went as far as calling it “blasphemy.”

The controversy has sparked debate in the state over whether smoking is appropriate for Hindu deities, which are often associated with purity, good health and discipline. However, others argue that since Goddess Kaali is associated with destruction and death, she can do whatever she wants—including smoke cigarettes.

Madhureeta Anand has not yet responded to the criticism, but she has said that the film is her tribute to women.

The director, Madhureeta Anand, has not yet responded to the criticism. However, she has said that the film is her tribute to women and their strength in the face of adversity. She has also explained that she chose to depict goddess Kali smoking because “she is a woman with a free spirit” who doesn’t care what others think of her actions.

Anand did not make clear why she chose to depict goddess Kali smoking in the middle of a busy street or whether there was any particular reason for this choice other than because it was “funny.”

Freedom of Speech will release on May 18.

Madhureeta Anand’s documentary on Goddess Kaali, Freedom of Speech, will release on May 18. The film has been in the making for several years now.

Madhureeta Anand is an acclaimed filmmaker and writer who has directed critically-acclaimed films like Katiyabaaz (2014), Inshallah Football (2010) and Shabdon ka Safar (2013). Her other films include Kanpur Dehati Morcha (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on Social Issues; Bairaag: A Journey Through India’s Smaller Towns (2001); Ab ke Sawan Bhadon ki Mauj – A Journey Through Rural North India (1998). She also wrote scripts for several films including Naachgaana Baaraat Ke Paas Tumse Milkar Aaya Nahin Ho Gaya Hai Tujhe, which won her the prestigious National Award for Best Screenplay.

Madhureeta Anand’s previous work gained critical acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. However, some of her recent works have received mixed reviews from audiences as well as critics but still managed to do well commercially due to their strong narratives and performances by actors

Criticism for a movie poster

The poster of the documentary features a picture of Goddess Kaali smoking. The film-maker says she has received criticism for “disgracing” the goddess by using her image in this way.

The poster was criticised as blasphemous and highly objectionable, with some saying it was insensitive toward Dalits. A Hindu organisation called for a ban on shows of the movie, which is scheduled to be released on April 6th.

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the poster has created a strong reaction, but it’s not clear what will happen next. Madhureeta Anand has not yet commented on the criticism, and the release date of her film remains unchanged.

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