Deity’s image on sanitary pad in ‘Masoom Sawaal’ poster creates uproar

Masoom Sawaal
Director Santosh Upadhyay said the entire film is based on menstruation, which is why it is mandatory to show the pad. Movie poster: IMDB

Mumbai: The poster of 'Masoom Sawaal', a fringe film, featuring an image of Lord Krishna on a sanitary pad has created a stir on social media. The film's director and actress have reacted and said that the makers did not have any intentions to hurt anyone or their 'religious sentiments'.

Actress Ekavali Khanna, who plays a lawyer in the film, has opened up about the matter: "Firstly, I'm not aware about any backlash that the poster received. But if that is the case then I can just say that the makers didn't have any intention to hurt anyone's sentiments."

"The sole purpose was to break the taboo and change the narrative. In this generation, there is no room for superstitions and ill practices that are forcefully imposed on women unnecessarily."

The film's director Santosh Upadhyay said that sometimes "our perspective of viewing things is wrong, which leads to misconception."

"The entire film is based on menstruation hence, it is mandatory to show the pad. That's why there is a pad on the poster and not Krishna Ji on the pad. Due to which, we are also receiving less support to promote this film."

Talking about how the film will pave the way to create awareness, she says: "On my part, I'm essaying a lawyer who helps the child facilitate her moto to fight against the rules of the society that are imposed on her and her conflict with her family who doesn't understand her sentiments."

"The story is totally about the journey of the child and as a lawyer I played supportive to it." 'Masoom Sawaal', which is said to be about menstruation and the shame associated with it, stars actors Nitanshi Goyal, Ekavali Khanna, Shishir Sharma, Madhu Sachdeva, Rohit Tiwari, Brinda Trivedi, Ramji Bali, Shashie Vermaa and other.

Directed by Santosh Upadhyay, written by Kamlesh K Mishra and produced by Ranjana Upadhyay of Nakshatra 27 Productions, the movie will release in theatres on August 5.

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