After winning the national award for best actor, Manoj Bajpayee, who played the role of professor Siras in Aligarh Movie, now gets the Filmfare Award Best Actor Critics Choice.
Aligarh movie is based on life of professor Ramchandra Siras of Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended from his job after some ridiculous students filmed him getting intimate with another man. Siras was later found dead in his apartment in mysterious conditions.
Film editor Apurna Asrani tweeted, “I had lost faith in awards. But Manoj Bajpayee winning a mainstream award for playing a gay protagonist is huge for India’s LGBTQ!
Hope seeing this more actors come forward for such roles which promote human rights and equality.
The Filmfare Awards are presented by The Times Group. The awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards
Here is the complete list of those who won big at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017.
Best Actor (Male): Aamir Khan for ‘Dangal’
Best Actor (Female): Alia Bhatt for ‘Udta Punjab’
Best Film: ‘Dangal’
Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari for ‘Dangal’
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film: ‘Neerja’
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Male): Manoj Bajpayee for ‘Aligarh’ & Shahid Kapoor for ‘Udta Punjab’
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Female): Sonam Kapoor for ‘Neerja’
Best Male Debut: Diljit Dosanjh for ‘Udta Punjab’
Best Female Debut: Ritika Singh for ‘Saala Khadoos’
Best Dialogue: Ritesh Shah for ‘Pink’
Best Screenplay: Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for ‘Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)’
Best Story: Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for ‘Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)’
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Rishi Kapoor for ‘Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)’
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Shabana Azmi for ‘Neerja’
Best Music Album: Pritam for ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’
Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for ‘Channa Mereya’ from ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for ‘Ae dil hai mushkil’ from ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’
Best Playback Singer (Female): Neha Bhasin for ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ from ‘Sultan’