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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

John Abraham had to lose weight for Madras Cafe

IANS  New Delhi, July 24, 2013
First Published: 16:31 IST(24/7/2013) | Last Updated: 02:17 IST(25/7/2013)

Actor-producer John Abraham, who is known for his chiselled body, had to shed a lot of weight for his upcoming film, Madras Cafe. The film is a political-thriller and has been directed by Shoojit Sircar. The story revolves around terrorism and civil war, and was reportedly shot in Sri Lanka and India.

“I had asked John to lose weight for the film. If he stands in a crowd, he should not stand out. He should look like one of them as he is not a hero in the film. Heroism of the film is the content and not John,” says Sircar. “You will see a new John in this film,” he adds. Sircar, who has worked with John in his previous project, Vicky Donor, says that they now share a great relationship.

“We are good friends now. We are planning a few more films together and want to take this relationship ahead. He never interferes in my work and it’s vise versa. I don’t know marketing, so he takes care of it,” says. The film is scheduled to release on August 23.

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