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Manoj Bajpayee's Aligarh Trailer is Getting a Whole Lot of Love

  | January 29, 2016 14:34 IST (New Delhi)
Aligarh

A poster of Aligarh.

Aligarh is based on the real life story of Professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who was persecuted and ostracised for being gay. Manoj Bajpayee plays the protagonist and Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist who reveals his story to the world

The first trailer of Aligarh, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao, was released on Thursday and has left Bollywood deeply impressed. On Twitter, filmmakers Karan Johar, actor Abhishek Bachchan and others praised the performances of the film's cast and director Hansal Mehta's handling of a sensitive subject.
Aligarh is based on the real life story of Professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who was persecuted and ostracised for being gay. Manoj Bajpayee plays the protagonist and Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist who reveals his story to the world. (Also Read: Aligarh Trailer: Manoj Bajpayee as a Gay, Outcast Professor Will Haunt You)
Here's what celebs are saying about the film's trailer:
Filmmaker Karan Johar, for whom a special screening of the film was organised on January 27, said that he was 'emotionally moved' by the film.


Others tweeting include Abhishek, Farah, Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal and directors Nikhil Advani and Milap Zaveri.








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