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.
#Aligarh is exceptionally poignant,moving and heartbreaking in equal measure....a relevant and important film of our times....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2016
Others tweeting include Abhishek, Farah, Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal and directors Nikhil Advani and Milap Zaveri.