The first look of Manoj Bajpayee’s character in National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s highly-awaited film ‘Aligarh’ is out now. The actor essays the role of a gay professor, one that he has never attempted before, along with actor Rajkummar Rao who plays a journalist.

The look shows Manoj as an old professor clinging to his belongings. The actor looks every bit of the character with his graying hair, unkempt beard and a brown suit, seated on a chair, seemingly contemplating some deep thoughts.

Manoj Bajpayee in a still from movie 'Aligarh'
Manoj Bajpayee in a still from movie ‘Aligarh’

“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,” said Hansal Mehta who is not just directing the film but also producing it under the banner, Karma Pictures along with Sandeep Singh. The filmmaker is also extremely excited about his third collaboration with the very talented National award-winning actor, Rajkummar Rao (after Shahid and Citylights) and will soon share glimpses of his look in the film.

Aligarh is based on the real life incident of a gay professor who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality. Eros International presents Aligarh directed by Hansal Mehta & produced by Sunil Lulla, Sandeep Singh and Hansal Mehta. The film will release later this year.

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