Rajkummar Rao unaffected by Newton controversy

Reportedly, Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton was surrounded by the controversy for being a rip off from an Iranian movie Secret Ballot. However, when asked about the controversy that drew comparisons of the films, Rajkummar Rao said, “I was not affected by the controversy of Newton because I knew that these two are two different films. I knew it from the script. However, I am happy that everyone who created the controversy, has got an answer when the producer made a statement mentioning that the film is different from Secret Ballot.”

The actor is currently gearing up for his next release Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana opposite Kriti Kharbanda. Talking about his character in the film, Rao said, “My character has a journey that travels the phase from a college pass out of a small town to falling in love with a girl and to becoming a successful, rich guy. It is a revenge story and how love makes you do things that you cannot do otherwise.”

Rajkummar’s previous movies Behen Hogi Teri and Bareilly Ki Barfi were based on small towns. Moreover, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana too is set on the story of a small town. On being asked about whether it’s a deliberate decision to work in such movies as they work well in the box office. Rajkummar said, “See, for me, experience counts first, and then the numbers. I have to like the film enough to invest my time. Rest will fall in place. Yes, Bareilly Ki Barfi worked and I am happy. See, I am trying to say that at the end of the day, I do not want to say that ‘I shouldn’t have done this film’. Therefore, liking the film from my end is important.”

With many renown actors doing women oriented movies like Aamir Khan in Secret Superstar and Manav Kaul in Tumhari Sulu, Rajkummar Rao was asked about his thoughts on the same, to which he replied, “I see no harm in playing small parts in a female-centric film if the role is pivotal. I have done it in Queen. For me, it is the importance of the character and not the length of it. So yes, I will be doing that in future.”

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is slated to release on November 10.