Film poster shows goddess Kali smoking, director accused of hurting religious sentiments
A poster of a film starring actress Radhika Apte has been accused of hurting Hindu sentiments. The film poster shows goddess Kali smoking.
Section: The film is about the life of a woman who is sexually assaulted and becomes addicted to drugs, according to reports in regional media outlets.
Section: A complaint against director Sujoy Ghosh has been filed with the police after the trailer for his upcoming film “Piku” was released on Friday.
Section: In one scene from the trailer, Radhika Apte is seen caressing her mother-in-law’s feet as well as those of another woman who appears to be sleeping next to her husband on their sofa when he comes home drunk. She then takes off her clothes and dances provocatively as she prepares a cup of coffee for him while hearing his wife calling out for help upstairs in their apartment. That’s not all: Radhika Apte also smokes marijuana while talking on the phone with her drug dealer boyfriend while driving around town! And this is just one scene out of many others that are alleged to have damaged Hinduism’s reputation
Social media users in India are outraged over a poster image of goddess Kali smoking.
Goddess Kali is a Hindu goddess, considered to be the divine feminine of time, change and destruction. She is also known as the “Dark Mother” and the “Black One.”
According to mythology, she represents fearlessness and self-knowledge. She has multiple arms with weapons in them; hence, she can destroy many demons at once. The blood on her mouth shows her ferocity when it comes to killing demons
The character is part of the upcoming Bollywood film Fateh Singh.
The film poster shows the character Kali, portrayed by Shikha Singh, smoking a cigarette. The character is part of the upcoming Bollywood film Fateh Singh.
The film’s director, Anil Sharma said that he had no idea about this controversy as it was not his idea to show her smoking on screen. He also said that he had even told producers not to include any such scene in the movie.
The story of the film revolves around a wrestler named Raghu who trains his daughter in wrestling and there are no other women wrestlers shown in it except for Shikha Singh’s character Kali
The director has been accused of hurting religious sentiments by showing Kali with a cigarette in her hand.
The director accused of hurting religious sentiments by showing Kali with a cigarette in her hand. The poster shows the goddess smoking while sitting on a tiger and holding a machine gun in one hand and an automatic rifle in another. The poster is being criticized as it shows her drinking alcohol, carrying guns and also shows her smoking.
The director is yet to respond to any criticism. He has not made any statement regarding this issue yet. He also did not apologize for his mistake yet but instead he showed his dissatisfaction over the way people are reacting towards it on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc.,
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He said “I am highly disappointed at the reaction that my film poster received from certain sections of society because I have portrayed a very positive image of Goddess Kali,”
Users are calling the director out on Twitter, but he is yet to respond to any criticism.
Users on Twitter are expressing their displeasure with the poster, and have even called for a ban on the film.
In response to this controversy, many users are asking for an apology from the director. Some Twitter users are calling for a ban on the film saying that it has hurt religious sentiments. One user said that the director has no respect for goddess Kali.
The film has received criticism from some Hindu groups who say it hurts religious sentiments. The government of West Bengal, where the movie is set, is also upset and says it will not allow further release of the movie in the state until its concerns are addressed by the director.