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‘Newton’ Starring Rajkummar Rao Is India’s official entry to Academy Awards next year

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Newton Actor Rajkummar Rao. IANS
  • Newton becomes India’s official entry to the Academy Awards next year
  • The movie has already gathered a lot of attention by the critics

Sep 23, 2017: Rajkummar Rao starring in ‘Newton’, which hit the theatres today has become India’s official entry to the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars next year. The Film Federation of India (FFI) on Friday confirmed the decision of sending the Amit Masurkar film to the Academy Awards.

Rajkummar Rao in a tweet revealed the news to the world.
“Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team”, he tweeted.

Reports suggest that the Bollywood movie was the unanimous selection of FFI’s selection committee. The movie was chosen amongst 26 movies.

The movie’s director Amit Masurkar called the day, a moment for double celebration as they got the news on the day, the movie released. He said that he hopes this news would urge people to go to the theatres to watch the Indie drama.

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The film portrays the reality of the contemporary times. It showcases an honest and idealistic government servant who tries to maintain himself in the lousy and lethargic system around him. The movie is a political satire which revolves around an honest election officer’s attempt of conducting a fair and free poll in an area of Chattisgarh.

The film is not just unusual concerning its plot or the lucidity of its characters, but also how it has been shot. The makers of the film did not use heavy lights during the shoot as it was impractical to carry them in the dense jungles of Chhattisgarh; therefore, the shoot was carried out in the natural light. So, if the time in the movie is 9 am, the shoot of the scene was held at 9 a.m.

The film along with Rajkummar Rao stars Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi and the veteran theatre actor Raghubir Yadav. The film has been garnering a lot of attention by critics and Bollywood stars.

by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. 


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“Year 2019 Has Been An Eye Opener for Me”, Says Ayushmann Khurrana

Success has taught him several good lessons as Ayushmann says he will strive to give audiences the best films to see on screen

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Ayushmann considers himself lucky to have collaborated with visionary directors who had something incredibly clutter-breaking stories to tell. Wikimedia Commons

The year 2019 has been special for actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who delivered back to back hits like “Article 15″,”Dream Girl” and “Bala”. He says it has been an eye opening year for him.

“It has been an eye-opening year for me. This year has bolstered my belief that I should only back content that is extremely fresh, disruptive, unique and experimental because audience expects that from me. It has been humbling to get the kind of love and adulation from audience as well as from critics,” Ayushmann said.

Success has taught him several good lessons as Ayushmann says he will strive to give audiences the best films to see on screen.

“I strive to find films which I feel will entertain as well as be appreciated while delivering a message through its story. For me, this has been my biggest year and I have many learnings from how things have panned out for me. These are invaluable findings for me as an actor and I will apply these in my content choices going forward,” he said.

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The year 2019 has been special for actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who delivered back to back hits like “Article 15″,”Dream Girl” and “Bala”. He says it has been an eye opening year for him. Bollywood Country

Ayushmann considers himself lucky to have collaborated with visionary directors who had something incredibly clutter-breaking stories to tell.

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“I have been fortunate to have got films that have given me the opportunity to creatively express myself completely and my success is because of the film-makers who have believed in me. I do feel the responsibility of delivering good cinema to audiences and it’s a good pressure to have because it will keep my hunger to find the best content going,” he said. (IANS)