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Karan Johar Describes Aligarh As 'Poignant, Moving and Heartbreaking'

  | January 28, 2016 15:35 IST (Mumbai)
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Karan Johar and Hansal Mehta photographed at Aligarh's screening in Mumbai.

Aligarh is based on the real-life story of Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor at Aligarh Muslim University who was removed from his job for homosexuality. KJo attended a screening of the movie in Mumbai, which he found "poignant, moving and heartbreaking"

Filmmaker Karan Johar said Hansal Mehta's film Aligarh is a "relevant and important film of our times".
KJo attended a screening of the movie, which he found "poignant, moving and heartbreaking".
This is what he Tweeted on Wednesday:


The film is based on the real-life story of Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor at Aligarh Muslim University who was removed from his job for homosexuality. (Also Read: Manoj Bajpayee Says Aligarh Doesn't Sensationalise Siras' Story)
Actor Manoj Bajpayee plays a professor, while actor Rajkummar Rao features a journalist in the film.
Aligarh will release on February 26.

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