Director Shoojit Sircar says that the John Abraham is not the star of his of upcoming film Madras Cafe. John Abraham who plays the lead in the spy-thriller, has also produced the film. The director is glad with the way his film has come out and he says that Madras Cafe is content driven and therefore the story is the star of his movie.
"I am content with the way my film has shaped up. I consider the script as my star and in this film also John is not the star, it is the story. Only Salman Khan's films do not follow this funda," Shoojit said.
Madras Cafe is Shoojit and John's second venture together after Vicky Donor. The two seem content with the film and John wants to do such quality films in the future as well. "John and I are going like a team with our every film. We are trying to create an environment where content of the film becomes a star at the end. Our films should purely be content driven," said the director.
"In Madras Cafe, I transformed John into a normal looking guy," Shoojit said. John plays a RAW agent in the movie which is a political action thriller film set to release on August 23.
Madras Cafe is being compared with Oscar-winning Hollywood film Argo, which narrates the role of CIA during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. The movie has also drawn comparisons from Hollywood movies like Body of Lies and James Bond series, but Shoojit has denied any such links. "My film is about a RAW agent. It talks about how an intelligent officer works in sensitive situations. The look of the film is similar to any spy thriller but we can't say it's a James Bond film or Argo. It is not about daredevil stunts. It's a simple film on how these secret operations work," he said.