Mumbai: Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton is not only India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars. It is now confirmed that the actor is nominated in the Best Actor category at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for his performance in the film and the actor is “overwhelmed” by such a huge honor.
“It is a great honor and I am really privileged. It is quite overwhelming to get nominated on such a big platform” said Rajkummar Rao on the sidelines of JIO MAMI film festival.
Rajkummar Rao also talked about changing scenario in Hindi Cinema, now the audience has a major connection to realistic cinema as the number of theaters has increased in India.
“There is definitely a change in Cinema; there is an audience who wants to watch realistic stories, characters, and roles. There is a mass connect of realistic cinema. So definitely there is a change”
“But I think earlier Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Bimal Roy, Shyam Babu, Govind Nihalani and many others were making realistic cinema. But I think those film didn’t actually reach the audience that much because there were fewer multiplexes. I think cinema halls have increased in our country, which has also contributed for realistic cinema to reach the mass. Now people have the option to choose all kind of films” added Rajkummar.
National Award Winner Actor Rajkummar Rao also expressed his happiness that now the writers in the industry are getting their dues and he wishes it keeps on continuing.
“I think a lot of good stories are made today, finally I think our writers are getting their dues and I hope they get more of it. I think the writers are the most important because the objective of a film is to tell a story, and it is the writer who writes that story” added Rajkummar.
The actor Rajkummar Rao also talked about the clear distinction between an Actor and Superstar and he wish to remain an actor.
“It is better to remain an actor because being a star is something which is destiny. So it might happen or not, but being an actor is something is in your hands, so that you can work hard, so I would always try and work hard and try to be an actor first” said Rajkummar.
Next, Rajkummar Rao will be seen romancing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in upcoming Fanney Khan.