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

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Dec 18, 2017, 02:43 AM(IST)

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

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!"

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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

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