There is no resemblance between Madras Café and Rajiv Gandhi assassination case says the director, Shoojit Sircar.
In order to ensure that his new film Madras Café, which hits theatres this weekend, does not get caught into any kind of political controversy, director Shoojit Sircar has made it clear that the main theme of his venture does not revolve around the assassination of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The film is said to be based on the banned organization from Sri Lanka LTTE, which allegedly had a hand in the killing of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
Shoojit said, “Indeed my film may have some reference to it in some way or the other, but it not based on the killing of Rajiv Gandhi.”
Replying to a question at a press conference on whether the makers of the film sought permission from Congress party to show the sensitive issue of the late Prime Minister’s assassination, Shoojit said, “”This is not a biopic on him, this is not a story based on him. Yes, you can say that there is a similarity to that incident. There is a similarity in the facial structure.”
Stating that no movie can be a biopic on Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, Shoojit said, “No one actually knows for sure till date as to how LTTE carried out the operation.”
Hopefully Shoojit’s comments are able to satisfy everyone. Madras Café is already venturing into troubled water for allegedly being Anti-Tamil and may face the kind of opposition, which was faced by Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam earlier this year. Now, if the film has something against Rajiv Gandhi, it may be opposed not only in Tamil Nadu but the entire country.
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