Aligarh is a 2015 Hindi, biographical drama film based on the life of Indian linguist and author Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. Siras was the professor of Marathi at the Aligarh Muslim University. After successfully appealing his suspension, he died in suspicious circumstances. Manoj Bajpai plays the role of Siras, and Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist. Shooting was held in Bareilly, Agra Uttar Pradesh. The film is slated for its world wide theatrical release on 26 February 2016.