Rajkummar Rao who is gearing up for the release of ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ was present at the trailer launch of the film on Tuesday. During media interaction, the actor said thanks to Anurag Kashyap people know ‘Newton’ is not a copy.
With Newton going to Oscars certain rumors started spewing around one of which was that the movie is copied/inspired by a 2001’s Iranian movie titled ‘Secret Ballot’. When asked to comment on the same Rao said, “I knew that all of it was someone being stupid. I don’t know the reason why whoever started the rumor, But thanks to Anurag sir (Kashyap) I think it is his love for Cinema and his love for me and the film that he cleared the rumor. Without him coming to our rescue people would have just assumed that it is a copy. The makers have already given a statement that it is not a copy.”
When asked what are the Newton filmmakers planning for the Oscars and Newton’s promotions the actor said, “We have a plan in place, we will be going to the US to promote it. It is a battle. It’s not going to be an easy task, it is a big fight, for which we have a plan in place. and we will share it with everyone soon.”
On Newton’s entry to Oscar Priyanka Chopra felt disappointed, recently the actress/Filmmaker said that she could have done a better job so that ‘Ventilator’ could have been nominated for the Oscars. Rajkummar was asked if he thinks he can match up to what Priyanka could have probably done. Rajkummar said, “First of all I don’t know if she said that and second I don’t know if I can match up to her. Because she is an international star, I really respect her and love her. But we will try our best and let’s hope to try and make our country proud.”
Rajkummar was last seen in ‘Newton’ by Amit Masurkar and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ with Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon in 2017. His future projects include, ‘Fanney Khan’ with Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai. ‘5 Weddings’ directed by Namrata Singh Gujral opposite Nargis Fakhri. He will also be seen as Subhash Chandra Bose in web series ‘Bose Dead Or Alive’.
Rao’s upcoming Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is a rom-com directed by Ratnaa Sinha and presented by Vikrant Studios. The film is scheduled to release on 10th November.