"My journey has been wonderful, the film has been appreciated. People have responded to character, issues it is raising. I hope that when people come to watch the film, they examine their own prejudices," he added.
This week, the cast of the film was engaged in a novel marketing idea, which saw Mehta and the lead actors, Manoj and Rajkummar Rao, holding the film's posters on the streets of Mumbai in order to avoid littering. Mehta says it is "basic civic sense that led us to it". "It simplifies the marketing of the film and matching it with our civic responsibility," he added. After the release of "Aligarh", Mehta said he would work on his next film "Simran", which would star actress Kangana Ranaut. "I am beginning 'Simran' with Kangana soon after she is done shooting for 'Rangoon'," he said without divulging any details about the film's script and Kangana's role in