This Friday’s release, ‘Newton’ will be India’s official entry to the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars next year. The announcement was made by a Film Federation of India official today.
Lead actor Rajkumar Rao took to twitter to thank everyone who sent their praise for the movie, including Amitabh Bachchan,
Thank you so much sir. We all are so grateful for your love & support. Keep inspiring us with ur amazing performances. Charan Sparsh. https://t.co/7TB5Si49fJ
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 22, 2017
The Amit Masurkar movie, starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil, tells the story of polling officer Newton Kumar, who is keen on conducting free and fair elections in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.
Expressing their joy, Eros International Media Ltd, tweeted,
— Eros Now (@ErosNow) September 22, 2017
Director Masurkar said it was a double celebration for the team. “We are really happy. The fact that the film is releasing today doubles the happiness. We hope that people will now really head to the cinema halls to watch the film,” he told PTI.
Thie Oscars will be held on 4 March, 2018, in Los Angeles.