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"
Hansal Mehta's Aligarh received a standing ovation following its screening at the 20th Busan International Film Festival on October 4. Set in a town in Uttar Pradesh from which the film takes its name, Aligarh is the story of a professor (Manoj Bajpayee), who is made to quit his job for his sexuality and a young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) who tells his story to the world
Aligarh will be a part of the Festival's Debate strand - 'Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise and surprise'. "I am touched and very grateful that BFI has positioned Aligarh in such a relevant discussion," said director Hansal Mehta
Tabu, Shriya Saran, Radhika Apte attended the special screening of Aligarh held in Mumbai on February 23
Actress Sonam Kapoor, whose new movie Neerja released on February 19, attended a special screening of the movie with air hostesses of IndiGo airlines at a Mumbai theatre on February 18