Confirming the news says director Shoojit Sircar, ''Yes we will be dubbing MADRAS CAFE in Tamil since John and I wanted to ensure better reach to our South audiences. John will be in Chennai to launch the trailer. This makes us very happy as the milieu of the film is set there.''
While the film is a fictional account of a subject, it touches upon true events that took place between the late 80's and early 90's.
Says a source, 'John is taking personal interest to ensure that the dubbing takes place smoothly, he wants to ensure that the film receives a warm reception in Tamil Nadu and across the world. While there were several speculations on vested interests demanding for the film to be banned - The makers of MADRAS CAFE have reiterated that in no way does the content of the film look to offend anyone's sentiments and look forward to the south audiences enjoying the film'.