Glad that Aligarh was shown on TV: Hansal Mehta

The words were muted, yes. But the film wasn't. No point lamenting censorship because it exists, tweeted Aligarh director Hansal Mehta.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 12, 2016 4:21 pm
Aligarh, Aligarh Manoj Bajpayee, Manoj Bajpayee, Hansal Mehta, Hansal Mehta Aligarh, Hansal Mehta Movies, hansal Mehta upcoming Movies, Entertainment news Aligarh is based on the life of Aligarh University professor, Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended after he was filmed having sex with a rickshaw-puller in a sting operation.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is more than happy that his movie Aligarh was shown on TV, even though some words were muted.

Mehta, who has helmed films like CityLights and Shahid took to Twitter to show his excitement.

“The words were muted, yes. But the film wasn’t. No point lamenting censorship because it exists. I’m glad Aligarh was shown on TV,” he tweeted.

He is thankful for all the love pouring in after the film’s TV premiere.

“And I’m thankful for all the love pouring in after the television premiere of Aligarh. Without a U/A certificate this would be impossible,” he added.

Aligarh is a film based on the real-life incident of Dr. Srinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.

Srinivas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) is getting on in years. As befits a teacher and author, he is a man of letters. He likes poetry. He likes a glass or two of the good stuff when the day is ending. Above all he is alone, sharing his loneliness with Lata Mangeshkar’s soulful songs, and occasionally, a tryst with another human who just happens to be of the same sex.

The film features national-award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who essayed Siras, while actor Rajkumar Rao played a journalist.

Deepu (Rajkummar Rao) is the Delhi-based reporter of a national daily who stumbles upon the Siras ‘story’ in a local Aligarh paper and pursues it with his photographer colleague Tashi (Gulati).