Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday called newly released movie Newton as ‘an eye-opener on many aspects’.
Appreciating the movie, he tweeted: “T 2554 – Saw the film ‘NEWTON’ .. its stark reality was a treat to watch ! An eye opener .. on many aspects .. !!..”
Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patil-starrer Newton has been selected as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign language category at the Oscars, the Film Federation of India announced on Friday.
Actor Rajkummar, who plays the lead in the political satire, also shared the news on his twitter page, which coincides with the film’s commercial release.
“Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team,” his tweet 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,” the FFI announcement on Tweeter read.
Produced by Drishyam Films and distributed by Eros Entertainment, the film also features Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav.
–India Blooms News Service