Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton', India's official entry to Oscars 2018, leaked online

24 September, 2017, 00:10 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • Newton has been submitted in the category of shortlist of Best Foreign Film

Speaking about Newton being India's official entry for Oscars 2018, Anjali says, "I am honoured and awestruck by the news we got just yesterday in Delhi, about our film being nominated in the Oscars, the hard work of our entire team has borne its fruit". The decision to choose the film, which was released commercially today, for the Oscars was the proverbial "cherry on the cake", said actor Rajkummar Rao. Along with Newton, the Bhoomi movie has also released on this Friday which is also running slowly at the box office.

"For now, the fact that "Newton" has been selected as India's official entry is in itself a big deal for me".

'It is huge. I am really happy. "We will be going to America to promote the film", the 33-year old actor said.

"Hansal Mehta tweeted "#Newton is India's entry to the Oscars.

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Newton revolves around an idealistic government clerk, Newton Kumar, deputed on election duty to a polling station located in the Naxal-infested town of strife-ridden Chhattisgarh jungles.

It focuses on the life of a ballot officer who visits a barren and desolate place to plead with voters to cast their votes and take part in the elections. 'Saw the film Newton. its stark reality was a treat to watch!

While the actor is on cloud nine from the vast success of the film and its official entry into the prestigious Oscar Awards, there is a matter to be anxious about.

Here is the list of India's last ten Oscar submissions - "Eklavya: The Royal Guard" (2007), "Taare Zameen Par" (2008), "Harishchandra's Factory" (2009), "Peepli Live" (2010), "Abu, Son of Adam" (2011), "Barfi!' (2012), "The Good Road" (2013), "Liar's Dice" (2014), "Court" (2015) and 'Interrogation" (2016).

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