The first look of Manoj Bajpayee's character in National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta's highly-awaited film ‘Aligarh’ released today. The movie also features Hansal Mehta favourite Rajkummar Rao, who essays the role of a journalist. Bajpayee plays a role he has never attempted before, that of a gay professor in the movie.
In the image we can see a greying Manoj with unkempt beard and a brown suit, holding on to his belongings and seated on a chair, apparently deep in his thoughts.
Hansal Mehta is also producing the film with Sandeep Singh under the banner Karma Pictures. Says Mehta, “We wanted the first look of Manoj's character to be impactful and create just the right amount of curiosity amongst the audience. Manoj is a fantastic actor and he embodies the trials and tribulations that his character in the film goes through. I'm extremely happy for the way the film is turning out.” He also expressed his happiness in working with Rajkummar Rao once again and said that his look will be revealed soon too.
Producer Sandeep Singh adds, “This film is based on a true life incident. One that has left a deep impact on people and we wanted to achieve the same with the first look of Manoj's character. The film is turning out wonderfully and we really hope that with this look, audiences can see what we’ve been seeing. This is just one of the many aspects of the film and we are eager to give the audience more glimpses into our film gradually.”
‘Aligarh’ is based on the real life incident of a gay professor who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality and will release later this year.