Manoj Bajpayee, Apoorva Asrani on the completion of 6 years of ‘Aligarh’
MUMBAI: “Family Man” actor Manoj Bajpayee on Saturday celebrated six years of his critically acclaimed film “Aligarh”. The actor shared a poster of the film on Instagram and posted stories of it completing 6 years.
Rajkummar Rao was also in the lead role with her in the film. Earlier, Apoorva Asrani, who wrote the story and screenplay of the film, posted a long message on Instagram to celebrate 6 years of the film.
His post read, “It’s been 6 years since Aligarh released today and I’ve put together a bunch of pictures that show its beautiful journey. This film is special, not just because it began my full writing It was, but also because it came. At a time when being gay was a criminal offense and the film became a statement of sorts. It was also during the promotion of the film, that I came out of the closet on national television (@ With barkha.dutt-pic attached).”
The post continued, “Many thanks to @hansalmehta for making this film and giving me the chance to write it. To @erosnow for supporting this small film and making it so big. Playing @rajkummar_rao in the project Many more to add. With so much honesty. Deepu Sebastian. To @ancientfeline for sparking the idea of telling this story and bringing impeccable research and support to the writing process. And finally, @bajpayee.manoj to Professor Siras To play with so much love, empathy and sincerity. I watched the movie again two days ago, and not only is he a masterclass in acting, watching the film opens up different layers of his performance. The entire team of Aligarh has to give their all. Congratulations for giving something. #6YearsOfAligarh #manojbajpayee #rajkummarrao #hansalmehta #apoorvavasrani.”
He also added a rainbow flag, a representative of the LGBTQ community, at the end of the caption.
Reacting to the post, Manoj wrote, “You write so well Appu!! Some memories never fade. Making Aligarh is such a memorable part of our life and career!! Love.” He added a heart emoji to it.
‘Aligarh’ was the sensitive story of a professor of Marathi and head of the Faculty of Classical Modern Indian Language at the famous Aligarh Muslim University, who is suspended on moral grounds.
He is approached by a journalist (Rajkumar), who sympathizes with him, and his case is taken up in court. The film won several awards for Manoj, Apoorva and the film’s director Hansal Mehta.