Filmmaker Leena Manimakelai, who is at the centre of controversies over the poster of her film Kaali, posted the screenshots of threat messages that she has been receiving in the wake of the controversy and said this is a crime while what she has done is art. “An actor dressed up as a goddess and smoking for a film is not crime. What BJP’s mercenary does is organised crime. I live in a sovereign country and law enforcement here knows what is art,” the director wrote.
“Thousands of all these threats/abuse/doxxing are getting documented/monitored. BJP is ruling only in few states of India. My govt of Tamilnadu has arrested the fringe who threatened to kill mem,” she wrote.