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Madras Cafe doesn't call anyone "terrorists": John Abraham

PTI  Chennai, August 06, 2013
First Published: 09:59 IST(6/8/2013) | Last Updated: 11:20 IST(6/8/2013)

Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham today said he was ready to show a preview of his latest film Madras Cafe before its actual release to prove Tamil outfits, which had alleged that the film portrayed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a bad light.

"We have not called anyone 'terrorists' in the film. We haven't taken sides... This film doesn't take any sides. We probably will show them (those opposing the film) the film," Abraham told reporters.

The actor, who was in the city for releasing the trailer of the film, said "The film is not biased and is based on facts and actual situations."  Pro Tamil outfit Naam Thamizhar founder Seeman had reportedly demanded a ban on the film after he learnt that the film projected the LTTE in a bad light.

He wanted to watch the movie before its actual release on August 23. Abraham said, "If someone wants to take a political mileage out of it, I can't stop that. A lot of research has gone into the making of the film and it is unbiased. We have not taken any sides."

He maintained that the storyline of the film was based on fiction which was the actual backdrop of two historical events happened in the late 80s and the early 90s. "We haven't called anyone 'terrorists' in this film. We have tried our best to show both sides of the coin. We stuck to the story," he said.

Asked whether the film would be released in Sri Lanka, he said, "We are talking to distributors in Sri Lanka for the release of the film there."

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