The poster of the movie 'Kali' has been controversial since it was made public. The controversy erupted after a poster of a documentary film directed by Leena Manimekalai depicted Devi smoking a cigarette. The poster of the film also shows the rainbow flag of the LGBT community in one of Kali's hands. The matter has even reached the police after the poster was disputed.

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According to Indian media, after the complaint was registered, the IFSO unit of Delhi Police started action on the controversial poster of the 'Kali' film. Police have registered a case against film director  Leena Manimekalai for allegedly hurting the feelings of religion and caste community. It is stated in the news quoting the police that preparations are being made to call him and conduct necessary interrogation. A case has also been registered against Leena, the director of 'Kali', for insulting the image of a Hindu deity.

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Filmmaker and director Leena shared a poster of her documentary film 'Kali' on July 2. Soon after, the poster came into controversy. The Indian High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, has also issued a statement protesting the removal of the poster. Manimekalai claims that the controversial poster is a symbol of humanity and that it respects diversity. She said, ‘The film is based on one such incident, the main character appears as Kali walks around and walks the streets of Toronto. I don't think there is anything objectionable about this story. ' Studying in Canada, she made the film under the Under Tent Project at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.