John Abraham refuted the rumours that Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa secretly invested in upcoming political spy-thriller Madras Cafe (MC).
"It's not true that Rajapaksa secretly financed my film. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures is the producer of my film. They would feel bad about these rumours and therefore I'm clarifying again that it has not been produced by anyone other than my producers," actor John Abraham told reporters in Chennai.
John was speaking at a promotional event of Madras Cafe, which is being dubbed in Tamil with the same name. The Tamil version will release simultaneously with its Hindi version on Aug 23.
John said that they have been very logical about the movie budget, and they have not been extravagant with their budget. It's their agenda to tell the story and crew have concentrated on that.
Madras Cafe, based on true events about a covert operation conducted in Sri Lanka against LTTE in the late 1990s, is directed by Shoojit Sircar.
John plays the role of Captain Vikram Singh, a RAW agent, who will be seen in the operation in Sri Lanka. The film also features Nargis Fakhri, Prosenjit Chaterjee and Rashi Khanna in pivotal roles.