Critically acclaimed movie, ‘Newton’ that released in India on Friday, September 22 has been declared India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars on Friday.

An excited Rajkummar Rao, who plays the lead role in the movie, took to his Twitter handle to share this news. He tweeted, “Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team.”

Directed by Amit Masurkar, the main plot of ‘Newton’ revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.

While speaking to NewsX, the ‘Newton’ actor expressed his content and happiness on his movie being nominated to in the Oscars 2018.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala took to his Twitter handle to share a copy of the announcement made by Film Federation of India. He captioned the tweet as, “An eminent 14 member jury, constituted by Film Federation of India comprising an eclectic mix of film professionals from various crafts and languages under the astute chairmanship of eminent film personality CV Reddy selected the Hindi film Newton to represent India at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film Category.”

‘Newton’ had earlier bagged several international awards including the Art Cinema Award for the Forum section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.

‘Newton’ also features Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Anjali Patil, Danish Hussain, Sanjay Mishra in prominent roles.