While casting for the role of an international war journalist, the makers of 'Madras Cafe' were looking for an actress with global appeal, not to mention, the spunk required to pull off the role and they looked no further than Nargis Fakhri, who shot to fame with her debut in Imtiaz Ali's 'Rockstar'.
While the actress is popularly spoken about for her unique look and screen presence, director Shoojit Sircar promises to introduce to audiences a new facet of the actress, that is sure to take them by surprise.
Said Shoojit Sircar, |"I was looking for somebody to fit the look of a foreign war correspondent - an Indian girl who works abroad and has an accent. I have already worked with her in a commercial much before Rockstar. Imtiaz Ali took her in his film after watching that commercial. When I met her and told her about this role, she was sceptical and asked me whether I was sure of casting her. I think half the work is done if the
casting is right."
Shedding more light on the film Sircar stated, "Madras Cafe is conspiracy espionage in the backdrop of the Lankan war. The crux of the story is how it affects the officer's life."
Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment , Madras Cafe ,directed by Shoojit Sircar is scheduled to release 23rd August 2013.