Inspired by the real incident of Professor Siras' trial following a sting operation that outed him as engaging in a consensual, homosexual encounter, <em>Aligarh</em> is a story that delves deep into the issues of witch hunting and demonisation of homosexuality. The reputed professor finds that his ..Read story
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10 powerful roles brought to life by Manoj Bajpayee: 50th birthday special
An actor's actor, Manoj Bajpayee has been pushing the envelope since his breakout role in Satya (1998). On his 50th birthday today, we look at 10 roles that define his craft, work ethic and talent.
The tears haven’t stopped since I heard the news: Apurva Asrani on the scrapping of section 377
The editor of Satya (1998) and Shahid (2013) and writer of Aligarh (2016) said today is the day the LGBTQ community is free at last.
Legally LGBT are now protected, but we have to change attitudes too: Hansal Mehta on section 377 verdict
Mehta, whose film Aligarh (2016) dealt with the struggles and ostracization of a gay professor, speaks about the impact of the landmark decision and why Indian cinema also needs to step away from stereotypes.