Eros International & Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh to have its World Premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival
Starring acclaimed actors, Manoj Bajpayee & Rajkummar Rao in key roles, Aligarh is based on a real life incident in Uttar Pradesh which found its way into the headlines not so long back. A Professor (Manoj Bajpayee) is suspended by his University for being gay after he is caught on camera in a sting operation. A young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) investigates his first breaking story. Set in the myriad dark lanes of a volatile, decadent society, the two strike an unlikely friendship that will change them forever.
Speaking on this, Hansal said, “I think it’s a special reward to a fantastically dedicated team that worked on making Aligarh so special. Busan is Asia’s biggest film festival and being selected as part of such an excellent line-up is an honour. ”
Adds Producer Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd, ” We are elated at the selection of our film, Aligarh for its World Premiere at a prestigious film festival like BIFF. This strengthens our belief at Eros in backing the vision of directors like Hansal who make meaningful cinema with a human touch.”
Between 1st and 10th October 2015, the quaint city of Busan will be hosting this grand event. This year, the Busan International Film Festival will also be hosting a special line up of European parallel cinema, and will become a hub of global cinema.
Eros International presents Aligarh directed by Hansal Mehta and written by Apurva Asrani, produced by Eros International and Karma Pictures.