Manoj Bajpayee starrer ‘Aligarh’ to be screened at JNU today

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2016 08:31 IST
Actors Rajkummar Rao and Manoj Bajpai hold banners of their upcoming movie ‘Aligarh’ during a promotional event in Mumbai. (IANS File Photo)

Bollywood movie Aligarh is all set to be screened at the JNU campus on Saturday which is at present caught in a row over an event commemorating Afzal Guru’s death anniversary.

“Excited to show Aligarh at JNU tomorrow. No better place to have conversations on society, politics and our film than this hotbed!,” film’s director Hansal Mehta said on Friday in a Facebook post tagging actor Manoj Bajpeeyi. The movie will be screened at 2pm at school of arts and aesthetics.

Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aligarh, which has received wide acclaim, is based on the life of AMU professor Ramchandra Siras who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. He later committed suicide

Supporting the right to dissent of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was released from Tihar jail on Friday after being lodged there for 18 days in a sedition case, Mehta said on twitter , “Don’t know #KanhaiyaKumar enough to be a supporter. But I support his right to dissent. And I support my right to dissent.”

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