“MY ROLE IN ALIGARH IS SO GENTLE AND PURE HEARTED THAT IT HAS MADE ME A BETTER PERSON. I HAVE NOT SEEN A NOBLE HUMAN LIKE HIM (CHARACTER IN ALIGARH). IT IS A GREAT STORY TO TELL. YOU WILL BE MOVED BY THE CHARACTER,” SAID MANOJ
Actor Manoj Bajpayee said that his role in Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh has made him a better person.
“My role in Aligarh is so gentle and pure hearted that it has made me a better person. I have not seen a noble human like him (character in Aligarh). It is a great story to tell. You will be moved by the character,” Manoj told IANS.
“It is always tough to get into somebody else’s skin and to understand somebody else’s soul or his journey when you are doing serious acting. So nothing gives you immense pleasure when you resemble the role you are playing,” he added.
Set in a town in Uttar Pradesh from which the film takes its name, Aligarh is the story of a professor (Manoj), who is made to quit his job for his sexuality, and a young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) who tells his story to the world.
The film received a standing ovation after it was screened at the 20th Busan International Film Festival and London Film Festival.
“Everybody loved the film at the film festivals. Critics and audience admired the film and emailed me, left messages. So this proves that Aligarh is a great film and it doesn’t matter whether it is about homosexuality or not. It is a great story to tell,” he said.
Aligarh, which questions the treatment of one’s sexuality in the Indian society, will inaugurate the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on October 30.
Source: http: movies.ndtv.com