Even as John Abraham's "Madras Cafe" has been appreciated by the audiences, it has also invited protest from certain groups leading to a no show in Tamil Nadu.

“It is upto CBFC to fight for our interests because they are responsible for us in the same way we are responsible to them. I hope that they will stand up and speak in our favour in such matters," Farhan said on Wednesday at the unveiling of the latest issue of Star Week magazine.

Farhan stressed that once the censor board gives a green signal to a movie, it must be allowed to be screened."My stand on this is very clear. Once the censor board, which represents the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has cleared a film, then we should be allowed to release that film, no matter where in the country, if the authority of the board applies in that state," Farhan said.

"Madras Cafe" had received a clean chit from the CBFC. However, theatre owners refrained from releasing it fearing protests from Tamil activists over its sensitive subject.

Set against the Sri Lankan civil war, the film also depicts scenes which resemble the 1991 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The film especially came under the scanner after Tamil activists alleged that it portrays the LTTE cadres as terrorists.


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