Anurag Kashyap has been taking on those who feel that Newton, India's official entry to the Oscars, is a copy of the Iranian film, Secret Ballot (2001). The torchbearer of indie cinema has been mocking comparisons on social media.

Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L Rai
Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L Rai

Newton's presenter is Aanand L Rai, who is also the co-producer of Kashyap's next 'Mukkebaaz'. Also, Kashyap is set to direct 'Manmarziya', another Rai production. The film was initially helmed by Sameer Sharma and starred Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar. It was shelved and Rai wants to start it afresh with Kashyap. The link effect at work?