A story that needs to be told.
Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh is based on the life of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras’s.
The Aligarh Muslim University professor was sacked from his job for his sexual orientation. A sting operation conducted by a TV channel caught him having consensual sex with a rickshaw-puller, inside his house.
The film stars Manoj Bajpayee as Dr. Siras and Rajkummar Rao.
Aligarh premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival last year and it received a standing ovation.