'Bullying tactics' not for me: John Abraham
Mumbai, Aug 22: Fed up of the controversies regarding the content of the 'Madras Cafe', John Abraham now cares less about the protests. Political parties like Tamil Nadu's Naam Tamizar and MDMK may be up against the movie, but the actor-producer believes that there is no problem in exercising the freedom of speech.
Undeterred by the threats of political parties to stage a protest if the film was released, Abraham said firmly that he won't fall prey to 'bullying tactics'. Explaining his stance on the film, he said that it is a fictional story, which is based on the real events of Sri Lanka during war. Although just the second production feat of the actor (after Vickey Donor), he has proved his acumen for films with a difference.
"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," John said.
He further added: "We will make such films in future as well, and I don't see any problems with such films."
Wondering why there is such a ruckus over a realistic adoption, he said that if the Central Board of Film Certification has approved of it, there should not be any problem.
"I am allowed to exercise freedom of speech as itis a democratic country," said the actor. It is an honest and credible film, and we hope it runs on word of mouth," said John.
The movie is to be released in theatres on August 23.