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Rajkummar Rao 'hopeful' of Oscars for 'Newton'

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2017 18:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 23 (ANI): Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao is hopeful that his movie 'Newton' is "quiet universal" and will impress the audience to win the Oscars.

The movie has got official entry at the Oscars 2018 from India.

While talking to the media, the 33-year-old actor said, "We expect a lot from the film as 'Newton' will have a lot of global appeal and it's quiet universal. This is the reason for which the movie got nine awards in Berlin film Film Festival and appreciation at Hong Kong."

"Every country has corruption and problems, so everybody can connect their problem with 'Newton.' Iam quiet hopeful that 'Newton' will impress the people of that country as well, like it's impacting the people of India," he added.

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

The 'Trapped' star 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 'Interrogation' (2016).

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