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Despite the Oscar snub, Rajkummar Rao ''proud'' of Newton winning two more awards

Rajkummar Rao in a still from Newton. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

ANI Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Dec 18, 2017, 02.43 AM (IST)

Actor Rajkummar Rao is "proud" that his Bollywood film Newton has bagged two more awards and "continues to win hearts".

The comedy-drama film has bagged International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Best International Film award and Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema`s (NETPAC) Best Asian Film award at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IIFK 2017).

Elated after hearing the news, the 33-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle, writing, "Super proud #Newton."The movie`s production company Drishyam Films also took to its Twitter handle and wrote, "#Newton continues to win hearts. Bags FIPRESCI (Best International Film) and NETPAC (Best Asian Film) award at @IFFKerala. Super proud!"


Despite receiving accolades at various film festivals, Newton failed to get selected in Oscar`s best foreign-language film category.The film revolves around an idealistic election officer, who manages to hold elections in a Chhattisgarh village despite the threat of Naxalite violence