Bollywood actor John Abraham says that he won’t fall prey to bullying tactics. Tamil Nadu’s MDMK and Naam Thamizhar may have sought a ban on John’s political-thriller film Madras Cafe, but the actor-producer believes in the right of freedom of speech.
The film is said to be a fictional based on real events that took place during Sri Lankan civil war. It is only John’s second production after the highly appreciated flick Vicky Donor. Its vein is much different.
He said in a statement; “People say I am a new producer, just one-film old… But I believe somebody should bring something different. Somebody should take a stand and take up a subject like this (Madras Cafe) and project it. These bullying tactics of groups and parties… I do not accept it”
The 40-year-old actor said they will make such films as well and he don’t see any problem with such films.
He described the film as gritty and realistic. “Since the Central Board of Film Certificaton has granted the movie a U/A certificate, there must not be a problem” he said.
Said the actor, who was flanked by the film’s director Shoojit Sircar and the actress Nargis Fakhri and Newcomer Raashi Khanna as well; “I am allowed to exercise freedom of speech as it is a democratic country,”
Mr. Abraham even said that there was never an intention to promote Madras Cafe via the medium of controversy.
He feels that it is an honest and credible movie. He hopes it runs on word of mouth.
Madras Café is starring John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri as lead, and is scheduled to release on August 23.