John Abraham says his new movie is India's 'Argo'

1 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

Actor John Abraham, who is currently shooting for his next home production, political thriller ‘˜Madras Café’, says his team proudly called it the ‘˜Argo’ of India."My studio (people) saw the rushes of the film day before yesterday and the only thing they said was - `Thanks for this opportunity to support this film because this is like the `Argo` of India`," the 40-year-old said here Thursday at the unveiling of Star Week magazine cover featuring him.Directed by Ben Affleck, ‘˜Argo’ talks about an Iran hostage crisis in 1979. The film had received seven nominations for the 85th Academy Awards and won three trophies - best film editing, best adapted screenplay and best picture."I have tried to break that caricature with `Madras Cafe` and I create a film that I take to the west and say `Listen, this film is as better as your film, if not better`," John said.To make it even bigger, John has planned an international release for the movie in North America and Europe.In "Madras Cafe", John plays an army officer, who later joins the intelligence agency RAW. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film also stars Nargis Fakhri and is slated to release in August.

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