All the Bollywood fans out there! There is a good news for you! Bollywood film ‘Newton’ is India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars. Actor Rajkummar Rao who is the main lead actor of the film took to Twitter to share the news with fans.
“Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team.”
In an interview with a leading news website, Rajkummar said,
“I am elated and super thrilled. The kind of response we are getting for the film in India is so good and now, an Oscar submission, it’s huge. I am very happy to represent India at Oscars. I hope the film makes it to the final list. But right now, I am very happy because we made the movie with a lot of passion, sincerity and honesty, and people are recognising that sincerity. It’s a huge thing that people are loving the film here because we didn’t make a big, commercial, masala entertainer. The power of the film is its story and the way it has been told. The credit goes to the team, which didn’t compromise on the story. It’s a very pure, simple and sweetly told film.”
The director of the film Amit Masurkar is equally elated and expressed his joy by saying.
“The timing is so perfect. I can’t believe it. The film hits the screens today, and today is the announcement for Oscars. I just hope more people come to watch the film now. We are a 70-year-old democracy, and I am glad that with this film we could focus on the need to strengthen our democracy. It is important because there are people who are not treated at par with the rest of the country. This will help the general movie going audience also realise that this is an issue we need to address.”
Rajkummar Rao is one of the very talented actors of the current time. He wins hearts of the audience many times with his common man yet larger than life roles in various films. The film “Newton” has released today, September 22 and on its very first day of hitting the silver screen, it got the good news. The plot of the film revolves around a government clerk who tries his best to conduct free and fair voting in a Naxal-controlled town. The star-cast of the film also includes Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Anjali Patil, Danish Hussain and Sanjay Mishra.