Rajkummar Rao is excited as his new film Newton has been announced as India’s official entry for the Oscars. The actor says that he will call superstar Aamir Khan for the advice on its promotion.
When asked about his team strategy to promote Newton at the Oscars, Rajkummar said, “It’s just got announced and its too soon to decide but our team is going to meet and we will plan something about it because there has to be strategy. We will be going to America to promote the film.” He was present at the GQ Men of the Year Award on Friday night.
When reporters asked Rajkummar whether he is going to get some guidance from Aamir Khan about film promotion at the Oscars, he said, “Of course, I will definitely call him and meet him because Lagaan was there at the Oscars and we are really proud of the film. So I am sure Aamir sir will help us a lot.”
Rajkummar attended the event along with girlfriend Patralekha who seems excited about the film too. “I am very thrilled. ‘Newton’ is a film that should get in top five films at the Oscars because it’s really good and relevant and shows different side of India,” she said.
While sharing his excitement about Newton’s entry in the 2018 Oscars, Rajkummar Rao had told indianexpress.com,“I am elated and super thrilled. The kind of response we are getting for the film in India is so good and now, an Oscar submission, it’s huge. I am very happy to represent India at Oscars. I hope the film makes it to the final list. But right now, I am very happy because we made the movie with a lot of passion, sincerity and honesty, and people are recognising that sincerity.”
Newton revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh, India. It has been directed by Amit V Masurkar.