Have big opportunity at Oscars: Rajkummar on Newton
The actor, whose comedy-drama film Newton is India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards, says India has a big opportunity this year at the Oscars
National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, whose comedy-drama film Newton is India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards, says India has a big opportunity this year at the Oscars.
"It's a great feeling to represent India at such an international platform, especially with a film like Newton. We feel there is a big opportunity that we have this year at the Oscars. We are hoping for the best," says the actor, adding that the team of Newton is already in Los Angeles including the director Amit V Masurkar and the producers Drishyam Films.
"They are working really hard. There are a lot of screenings happening there on daily basis. We just had a screening for American Film Institute a few days back. A lot of people from Hollywood remain present for the screenings. A lot of money is being spent on the promotions there," adds Rajkummar, who couldn't go because of an injury.
The actor, who fractured his left leg on the set of reality TV show Lip Sing Battle in late October, says he will soon join the crew of Newton in Los Angeles. "I will soon be joining them there as this means a lot to me. Thankfully, we have a lot of support from the government," he says.