KJo attended a screening of the movie, which he found "poignant, moving and heartbreaking".
This is what he Tweeted on Wednesday:
#Aligarh is exceptionally poignant,moving and heartbreaking in equal measure....a relevant and important film of our times....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2016
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.