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India Selects Newton As Official Entry For Next Year's Oscars

India Selects Newton As Official Entry For Next Year's Oscars

When asked Rajkummar whether he is going to get some guidance from Aamir Khan about film promotion at the Oscars, he said, "Of course, I will definitely call him and meet him because Lagaan was there at the Oscars and we are really proud of the film".

The film is Amit V. Masurkar' second feature after the slacker comedy Sulemani Keeda, which had a limited release in 2013.

Actor Rajkummar Rao can not explain how happy he is with the news that his recent release "Newton" has been chosen as India's official entry for Oscars 2018.

Rao also feels Newton enjoys an advantage owing to the universal appeal of its subject. "It stands a good chance if it is selected as India's official entry". "I am sure once this phase passes, we will get to work and weave a great marketing strategy". Also among the cast are Anjali Patil as Malko and Raghubir Yadav as Loknath. Interestingly, in an interview to Mirror (May 20), producer Manish Mundra had said, "I want to bring home an Oscar for India in the Best Foreign Language category".

'It is huge. I am really happy. I went through some of the clippings online and our film has no similarities to that. On top of that you get this news that your film is the official entry to Oscars. The sincerity we have made Newton with is resonating in the audience. "Newton" stars Rajkummar Rao as a government clerk who is sent to a naxal area in the jungles of Chhattisgarh on election duty with protection.

Besides being nominated for the Oscars, the film has already won International awards - 67th Berlin International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and CICAE Award for Best Film in the Forum Section.


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