Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai has moved the Supreme Court seeking protection in the multiple cases registered against her for depicting Hindu Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette in a poster of her upcoming film. .The plea before the Supreme Court also sought a direction to quash all the nine first information reports (FIRs) registered against her in connection with the same..The case was mentioned on Friday before a bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha. The matter will be heard on January 20, 2023..The film-maker, who has multiple FIRs against her, said she also received open calls for violence against her, her crew and her family, after she tweeted a poster of her film, Kaali. The film maker in her plea submitted that she tried to project "the goddess as radically inclusive and kind in her short performance documentary where she is performing as the goddess Kaali". .The plea said that the film poster revealed that her intention was to project the inclusive traits of the goddess she grew up with, through her artistic expression. .The petitioner, therefore, sought a stay on all proceedings against her and quashing of the cases against her. She also prayed for action against those who issued threats of murder and rape on social media.