Yesterday the National Awards in the film industry were announced and Newton won the National award in the Best Film category. Director of the movie, Amit V. Masurkar felt that Rajkummar Rao should have been awarded the National award for Best Actor category. He said, "I definitely feel Rajkummar should have been awarded, he has done a brilliant job not only in Newton but others films like in Trapped, Bareilly Ki Barfi, he has done lot of good work this year (2017). And it would have been great if he would have got some award. I don't think he holds such expectations. He is someone who does his work and moves on. He has worked on four-five films after Newton."