Newton is India's official entry for Oscars
The film stars Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patil in the lead roles
Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patil-starrer Newton was selected as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign language category at the Academy Awards on Friday.
Rajkummar, who plays the lead in the political satire, wrote on Twitter,
The official announcement read: “An eminent 14 member jury, constituted by Film Federation of India comprising an eclectic mix of film professionals from various crafts and languages under the astute chairmanship of eminent film personality CV Reddy selected the Hindi film, Newton, to represent India at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film Category.”
Newton has already bagged several international awards, including the Art Cinema Award for the Forum section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.