Every character in Aligarh moved me: Karan Johar
Filmmaker Karan Johar says he can relate to Hansal Mehta’s film Aligarh and every character in the film emotionally moved him.
“I related to the film, that means I related to each and every character. I was upset by the treatment meted out to the character by certain people, which means that it was performed efficiently,” Karan said after the film’s screening on Wednesday.
“More than having my sympathy, it had my thought engaged. It has made me think, it made me question, it’s aroused me in a certain way and I think that’s what films should do. It should make you get out of the cinema, think about it and have a strong opinion,” he said.
The film is based on the real-life of Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor of Aligarh Muslim University who was removed from his job for homosexuality. Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of the professor while Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist. Aligarh is slated to release on February 26.