John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar, who have collaborated on the film, wanted to wait for audience reaction before creating a case for considering tax exemption.
"The opening weekend numbers have shown that audience have loved the film and are still stepping in due to very positive word of mouth. Moreover, even critically the film is a huge success, as good as was the case with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Just like the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed film was a biopic and took audience into history, Madras Cafe too has a similar setting to it. The film should be seen by maximum number of people and if John is contemplating a Tax Free status, he is right in his thought," says a fellow filmmaker.
Last heard, a case study was being readied for submission to various authorities in different states. To begin with, Maharashtra and Delhi are under consideration and other cities are expected to follow soon.
When contacted, John did confirm the developments. "Yes, I have been advised to do this. I hope there are positive developments around this."