'Madras Cafe' first stills: John Abraham turns RAW agent, Nargis Fakhri plays a journalist
July 12, 2013, 12:30 pm
Integrity and the position of authority make for an interesting combination in Bollywood. That's why actors show keen interest in essaying the role of RAW agent in films.
After Salman Khan ('Ek Tha Tiger'), Saif Ali Khan ('Agent Vinod'), Irrfan Khan ('D-Day'), John Abraham will be seen playing RAW official in his upcoming film 'Madras Cafe'. But will the film, which has been produced by John Abraham be as popular as Vicky Donor?
'Madras Cafe' stars John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri and Rashi Khanna.
'Madras Cafe', which is a political thriller, has been directed by Shoojit Sircar.
The film revolves around the civil war in Sri Lanka.
John Abraham plays Indian intelligence agent in the film.
Nargis Fakhri, who was last seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 'Rockstar', plays an international reporter in the film.
According to the reports, Nargis' role has been based on the life of Anita Pratap.
As reports suggest, this film by Shoojit Sircar was earlier titled 'Jaffna'.
While speaking to the mdeiapersons at the launch of the film's first look, John has said that he has tried hard to put forth the genuine side of RAW agents.
To make 'Madras Cafe' look real, the film has been shot in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and Chennai.
To do justice to his role in the film, John Abraham had to learn languages spoken in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and Chennai.
There were a few reports which stated that John Abraham-Nargis Fakhri starrer had allusions to PM Rajiv Gandhi's killing and that it deals with the LTTE's doings in Sri Lanka.
Going by what Shoojit Sircar had told PTI, this film is a spy thriller which has been set against the backdrop of India and Sri Lanka.
"The film is a simple story of a spy. It's a thriller set in India and Sri Lanka but has no connections with Indian political system and the Tamil Tigers. All these are rumours. Jaffna was our working title and as we proceeded with the script, we thought 'Madras Cafe' will be more apt," Shoojit had told PTI.
Newcomer Rashi Khanna also has a pivotal role in the film. Shoojit Sircar had reportedly contacted model Sheetal Mallar for the film. Since things didn't work out, Rashi was roped in for the role.