Hansal Mehta’s ‘Aligarh’ may not have done well commercially but it has etched some lasting memories amongst many.
Manoj Bajpayee, who played the lead character of a gay professor in the true-encounter, has bagged one of the biggest accolades of Indian cinema – the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
Mehta took to Twitter to announce the news, “Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Actor (Critics�۪ Choice) to @BajpayeeManoj for his portrayal of Professor Ramchandra Siras in #Aligarh.”
Talking to a publication in India, Bajpayee confirmed the news, ���I am honoured to be the recipient of this award; it�۪s a wonderful feeling. I would like to dedicate it to Siras, for the struggle he faced in his journey to show to the world the true meaning of love. I want to thank our director, Hansal Mehta, for his courage to present this story. I also want to thank my co-star, Raj Kummar Rao, and the entire team of Aligarh. I am thankful to my audience and the critics for their tremendous appreciation and love.�