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Aligarh to be screened at JNU tomorrow


New Delhi: The controversial ‘anti-homophobia’ film Aligarh is all set to be screened at JNU tomorrow which what is at present caught in a row over an event commemorating Afzal Guru’s death anniversary.

“Excited to show Aligarh at JNU tomorrow. No better place to have conversations on society, politics and our film than this hotbed!,” film’s director Hansal Mehta said in a Facebook post tagging actor Manoj Bajpeeyi.

The movie will be screened at 2 PM tomorrow at school of arts and aesthetics.

Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aligarh, which has received wide acclaim, is based on the life of AMU professor Ramchandra Siras who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. He later committed suicide

Supporting the right to dissent of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar who was released from Tihar today after being lodged there for 18 days in a sedition case, Mehta said on twitter , “Don’t know #KanhaiyaKumar enough to be a supporter.

But I support his right to dissent. And I support my right to dissent.


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