NEW DELHI: Actor John Abraham has reacted strongly to the ban in Chennai of his film ‘Madras Café’, which released today with a U/A Certificate.
He said in a statement, “Madras Café is a credible film made with a lot of heart and gives audiences something novel to be entertained about, vouching and encouraging cinema.”
He therefore added, “I would like to urge all of Chennai to support Madras Café as a film and release it as it is.”
Viacom Motion Pictures, JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films’ political thriller Madras Cafe received a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification – minus cuts.
Director Shoojit Sircar said he was “happy that the censor board had passed the film without any cuts giving it a U/A certificate.”
He added, “This is a very special film for us and I am glad the audiences will get to experience this political thriller.”
Starring John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Rashi Khanna, Leena Maria and ad gurus Agnello Dias and Piyush Pandey, Madras Cafe set with the backdrop of an inter-country relation, revolves around John Abraham, an intelligence officer uncovering the workings of secret operations.
It has been presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment.
Abraham had specially worked to get a lean look for this film to suit his role.