Rajkummar Rao finally speaks up on the ‘Newton’ controversy

Literally, there’s no stopping for actor Rajkummar Rao. The actor is gearing up for his sixth release this year with his upcoming film ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’. After delivering some brilliant performances in ‘Trapped’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and ‘Newton’, certainly, the fans of the actor are eagerly looking forward to the release of his next film. Talking about his achievements, many would be aware that the actor’s film ‘Newton’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars.

But, after this announcement, along with the applause and appreciation, the film’s name ultimately got dragged into a controversy. Reportedly, it was being claimed that ‘Newton’ is inspired by 2001 released Iranian movie ‘Secret Ballot’. Recently, during the promotions of ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’, Rajkummar finally got a chance to speak his mind. (Also Check: PICS: Rajkummar promotes ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’, despite injury)

Talking about it to an agency, Rajkummar said, “I was not affected by the controversy of ‘Newton’ because I knew that these two are two different films. I knew it from the script. However, I am happy that everyone who created the controversy, has got an answer when the producer made a statement mentioning that the film is different from ‘Secret Ballot’.” [sic]

Even, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had come out in support of this film with a series of tweets after the allegations were made.

Directed by Amit V Masurkar, ‘Newton’ also stars actors like Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil playing pivotal roles in it.

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Inputs from IANS