Earlier Rao was quoted saying to a leading daily, " 'Newton' is the journey of a common man who aspires to be someone in life and heads to a jungle infested with Naxals. It's a really funny story. I've been reading a lot of scripts but at the same time am being careful and choosy. Manish Mundra, who's made 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Masaan', got in touch and as soon as I read it, I knew this was it."
Besides the film the actor will also be seen in 'Shimla Mirch' and Vikramaditya Motwane's yet-to-be titled flick.