While its known that actress Nargis Fakhri essays the character of Jaya, an international war journalist in 'Madras Cafe', there is a lot of speculation over her character, with sources revealing that its fashioned on the lines of Shriratna award winning journalist Anita Pratap.
Stated a source, "Nargis Fakhri is playing an international war journalist in Madras Cafe. However very few know that she's essaying a character similar to Anita Pratap in the political thriller - Though the makers are being tight lipped about the details, speculation is still doing the rounds given that the political subject is highly controversial in nature."
It can be noted that Anita Pratap's interest in international politics led her to the ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka. In 1983, Pratap interviewed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, the first ever interview Prabhakaran gave to the world in which he talked about his philosophies of establishing LTTE.
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.