Rajkummar Rao's Newton wins at the Hong Kong Film Fest
Mumbai: After starting off on the right note at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, actor Rajkummar Rao says his film Newton has won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
The festival started on 11 April and will go on till 25 April.
The actor took to Twitter on Sunday to share the news about the win.
He posted: "After Berlinale win, another feather in Newton's cap. Won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival."
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) April 23, 2017
Newton is Amit Masurkar's second film after Sulemani Keeda in 2014.
The film had its world premiere at Berlinale, and won the Art Cinema award for the Forum section there. The film also went to 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.
Also starring Anjali Patel, Newton, a political black comedy, revolves around a clerk placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh.
The film is produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, company best known for bankrolling critically-acclaimed projects such as Masaan, Ankhon Dekhi and Umrika.
Updated Date: Apr 24, 2017 20:21 PM