Aligarh’ to open Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s “Aligarh”, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao, will open the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival.

“Really proud to announce that @mehtahansal’s #Aligarh is the Opening Premiere of the #JioMAMI Mumbai Film Festival,” read a post on the festival’s official Twitter handle.

“Aligarh” is based on the real life incident of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras whose services as professor were terminated because of his sexual orientation.

Rajkummar also shared the news on the micro-blogging site and congratulate the entire cast and crew members of the film.

In a series of post he wrote: “Thrilled to announce that #Aligarh is the opening film at MAMI. @mehtahansal @Mumbaifilmfest @Apurvasrani. Congratulations team. #JioMAMI.”

According to Mehta, who is currently at the Busan International Film Festival for the October 4 world premiere of the film, “Aligarh” is the first Hindi film to open the film festival.

“We’re honoured. It is the first Indian film to open MAMI since it was founded. It is a tribute to the beautiful people that made Aligarh possible,” Mehta told International entertainment news website Variety.com.

The film will have its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 10.

The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival will take place from October 29 to November 5.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here