Chennai, please support Madras Cafe: John Abraham
Mumbai: Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham Wednesday urged "all of Chennai" to support the release of his film `Madras Cafe`, which Tamil activists have denounced as "anti-Tamil".
"I would like to urge all of Chennai to support `Madras Cafe` as a film and release it as it is a credible film made with a lot of heart and it gives audiences something novel to be entertained about," John said in a statement.
The movie, directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by John, is said to be on the Sri Lankan civil war that ended in 2009.
The `Madras Cafe` team had to face the ire of Tamil activist groups such as Naam Tamizhar and MDMK, who sought a ban on the film contending that it portrays LTTE cadres as terrorists.
John has said he won`t give in to "bullying tactics".