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Newton is a super hero, need more people like him in the system: Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao is elated that Newton is getting so much appreciation. He feels we need more people like Newton in our society and system to bring free and fair elections in conflict-ridden areas.

bollywood Updated: Sep 24, 2017 09:55 IST
Asian News International, New Delhi
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Newton stars Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil and Pankaj Tripathi in lead roles.

With Newton getting selected as Indian’s official entry to the Oscars 2018, Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has every reason to be happy. Speaking on the topic on Saturday, he said that, Newton is a “ real super hero”, while adding, “we need people like Newton in our society and system” to bring free and fair elections in conflict-ridden areas.

While talking to media, the 33-year-old, “Newton is a super hero, a real super hero, we need people like Newton in our society and system.”

The Trapped star said that it is really nice that the movie is creating impact on the people and the government is using it as a tool to spread awareness.

Earlier on Friday, Rajkummar, who plays the lead role in Newton, took to social media to share the news that Newton is India’s official entry to the Oscars 2018.

“Every country has corruption and problems, so everybody can connect their problem with Newton,” he said.

He expressed hope that Newton will impress the international audience as well, like it is impacting the people of India.

Movie’s producer Manish Mundra expressed his happiness that they are “super thrilled and excited about the nomination of the film in Oscars”.

Rajkummar said that soon after the Newton was selected as Indian’s official entry to the Oscars, people started congratulating.

“A lot many people called to congratulate and everybody is very supportive. A lot many people tweeted on social media to express their love for Newton.”

After many years, a film has come, where everybody is saying that it’s worthwhile, the actor stated.

The movie, which also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra, is directed by Amit V Masurkar.

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 Visaranai (Interrogation) (2016).

Only three Indian films -- Mother India (1957), Salaam Bombay! (1988) and Lagaan (2001) -- have been nominated for Best Foreign Language film.

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First Published: Sep 24, 2017 09:51 IST