TMC MP Mahua Moitra has said that Kaali for her was a meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess. Moitra said this while speaking at the India Today Conclave East 2022 in response to a controversy over a movie poster showing Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette.

“Kaali to me is a meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess. You have the freedom to imagine your goddess. There are some places where whiskey is offered to gods and in some other places it would be blasphemy,” Moitra said.

   

Kaali to me is a meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess: Mahua Moitra

WHAT?

TMC MP Mahua Moitra has said that Kaali for her was a meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess. Moitra said while speaking at the India Today Conclave East 2022 in response to a controversy over a movie poster showing Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette.

HOW?

Moitra's said this while responding to a question about her take on the controversy over a recent movie poster showing Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette.

The poster of the documentary film at the centre of the row recently went viral on social media with several people saying that the poster was an insult to the Hindu goddess and hurt religious sentiments.

The controversy erupted after filmmaker Leena Manimekalai shared the poster of the film on social media. The poster depicts a woman dressed in the costume of Goddess Kaali. She is seen smoking a cigarette in the photo. Along with her usual accoutrements of trishul (trident), and sickle, the actor playing the goddess is shown wielding the LGBTQ+ community's pride flag.