CRPF officer files complaint against Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton

Apart from the recent legal action against the film, Newton faced controversies soon after its release. Newton, which was led by Rajkummar Rao, also featured Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav in pivotal roles. The film has also won several awards including National Film Awards, Filmfare and Star Screen awards among others. Related News
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Updated: April 29, 2018 3:45:20 pm

Newton, which featured Rajkummar Rao in the lead, released in September 2017.