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CRPF officer files complaint against Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton'

A Delhi court has posted the case for pre-summoning evidence of the complaint

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CRPF officer files complaint against Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton'
Pankaj Tripathi and Rajkummar Rao in a still from 'Newton'
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Rajkummar Rao's Newton seems to have caught up in another legal trouble after a CRPF Sub-Inspector filed a criminal complained against the producers of the movie.

According to a report by ANI, a Delhi court has admitted the matter after a CRPF Sub-Inspector filed complained against the producers of the movie Newton for putting CRPF under poor light.

The court has posted the case for pre-summoning evidence of the complaint.

Newton was nominated as India's official entry for Oscars 2018 but it failed to make the final cut. In the movie, Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of a CRPF officer names Aatma Singh. Tripathi won National Award for this role.

This complaint by the sub-inspector is not the first controversy the movie has been part of.

The filmmakers were accused of plagiarising the movie from Iranian cinema titled Secret Ballot. Defending his movie, director Amit Masurkar had said at the time, "The film has travelled to all international film festivals and has been awarded, if it were a copy do you think this would have happened? All these allegations have begun when it landed in India. I don’t even know about the film or the story of Secret Ballot. I have just watched a little bit of it after people starting talking about the similarities in the two films."

Director-producer Anurag Kashyap then had contacted Marco Muller who helmed Secret Ballot to confirm if Newton feels like a plagiarised version of his movie. Muller confirmed that Newton is 'definitely no rip-off.'

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