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Rajkummar Rao should have won National Award: 'Newton' dir Amit V Masurkar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

"Newton" today said Rajkummar deserved to win a National Award for best

played the title role of a who perseveres to conduct fair, free elections Masurkar's dark comedy on Indian democracy.

"Newton" was named the best Hindi film and a special mention was given to its

The filmmaker said Rajkummar, who already has a best National Award to his credit for "Shahid", should have been recognised for the work he has done in the year gone by.

"I definitely feel Rajkummar should have been awarded, he has done a brilliant job not only in 'Newton' but others like in 'Trapped', 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', he has done lot of good work this year (2017). And it would have been great if he would have got some award.

"(But) I don't think he holds such expectations. He is someone who does his work and moves on. He has worked on four-five after 'Newton'," Masurkar told reporters here.

Actor was named the best actor for his performance in Bengali film "Nagarkirtan" at the 65th National Film Awards, that were announced today.

He said Rajkummar is elated over how "Newton" performed at the awards.

"Yes. He is a very happy. He is a very positive person. He has won National award before. For us, it is the first time," the filmmaker said.

On "Newton" emerging victorious, Masurkar said, "It feels very good. We are very happy that 'Newton' got the best Hindi film award, thank you jury and people for the love and the whole team."

The is happy that Tripathi received a special mention.

"We are happy that got special mention. I did speak to them they all are very happy. Both Rajkummar and him are busy shooting. I wish they were here."

"Newton" was also India's official entry to this year's in the best foreign language film category. It did not, however, make it to the shortlist.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:10 IST