Anurag Kashyap in defence of Newton: The film is as much a copy of Secret Ballot as The Avengers is of Watan Ke Rakhwalehttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/anurag-kashyap-in-defence-of-rajkummar-rao-film-newton-4859228/

Anurag Kashyap in defence of Newton: The film is as much a copy of Secret Ballot as The Avengers is of Watan Ke Rakhwale

Anurag Kashyap quashed the rumours and claims of people who have drawn comparison between Newton and Iranian film, Secret Ballot. films. The Rajkummar Rao starrer started to receive backlash after the makers officially announced that the film has made an entry to Oscars 2017.

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Rajkummar Rao -starrer Newton started to receive backlash post its official entry into Oscars 2017.

While Rajkummar Rao’s Newton has been receiving love from critics and has become the official entry to the Oscars 2017, it has been receiving flak for being a copy of an Iranian film, Secret Ballot. However, while the director has denied the claims, Anurag Kashyap has come in support of the film. The director took to Twitter and showered praises on this Rajkummar starter, calling it a deserving film.

“That day when you wake up to the news that a deserving film makes a deserving box office .. Newton Shines .. super happy. “Newton” is as much a copy of “Secret Ballot” as The Avengers is of Watan Ke Rakhwale. Newton is an award winner from Berlin Fest and I can promise you those curators watch more films in a year than rest of us do in a lifetime,” wrote the director on his official Twitter account.

Earlier in an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Newton director Amit Masurkar said, ““It would be best if people watch both films before deciding or writing an article. We hadn’t even heard of Secret Ballot when we were writing the script. Newton is very rooted. If it was a copy, do you think Berlin, Tribeca would have programmed it? The other film has also won international awards. Newton is not a copy of any other film, it isn’t even inspired.”

 

The film, which might have started slow at the box office, has been able to show incredible growth on day two of its release. Newton collected only Rs 96 lakh on its opening day and went on to mint Rs 2.52 crores on day two, making the total of Rs 3.48 crore.