March 26, 2013 01:05:56 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
After a rather dull stint with a romantic drama in the form of I, ME AUR MAIN, John Abraham is back in the zone. Shrugging away the non-performance of the film at the box-office, John moved on faster than expected and continued with his planned schedule for his pet project MADRAS CAFE.
The weekend gone by was further eventful for him as he wrapped up the film's shoot. Not just that as he also proudly claimed that the film would make the world look at Indian cinema differently, post the arrival of MADRAS CAFE.
Though it is yet to be seen if and how the film would find a widespread global release for itself, at the bare minimum John does believe that those who have looked at Indian cinema in a particular way would be forced to change their views around films coming from this side of the globe.
'I want my film to be that representation in youth and for the country to show that Indian films can be as good, if not better, than any film across the world. I want our films to go international and I think with MADRAS CAFE, I would be able to take that step,' says John.
He has some real serious plans around putting the film on the international map as he truly feels that one doesn't need a $150 million budget for a film to find international presence and visibility. If made right, it can go all the way with much lesser. Films like ARGO and ZERO DARK THIRTY have shown the way and MADRAS CAFE, which belongs to the same genre, is aiming at crossing international boundaries.
Lamenting the fact that Indian film industry in general is looked at as a caricature, John promises that things would change post the Shoojit Sircar directed affair.
'When people from other parts of the world interact with me, they look at me as an actor who also sings and dances. I want to change a lot of that without being condescending towards my own industry. The perception out there is around a certain kind of films that we make. With the help of MADRAS CAFE, we as an industry can break that image', he adds.