The National-award winning actor said he has become more compassionate towards the same sex people and their problems as he got to know more about Siras, who was suspended because of his sexual orientation following a sting operation.

'Aligarh' did affect me personally. I care about everyone. I don't judge people based on their sexual orientation. Through this film, I got to know Siras' journey. I could see the internal struggle homosexual people face and how they go into their own shells," Rajkummar told media.

The actor said he was moved by the powerful script of 'Aligarh', also starring Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role, and was onboard for it at the first go.

A section of intellectuals are unhappy with Mehta's film, which released today, for showing Aligarh in bad light.

Rajkummar, who is playing journalist Deepu Sebastian in the film, feels his telephonic conversations with the scribe helped him to understand the character.

Sharing screen space again with Bajpayee after historical war drama 'Chittagong' helped Rajkummar to give a one-notch higher performance.

Post 'Aligarh', Rajkummar will be seen in Ramesh Sippy's 'Shimla Mirchi', which also stars veteran actress Hema Malini.

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