Madras Cafe director Shoojit Sircar rubbishing the reports claiming that the John Abraham starrer film Cafe had been screened for pro-Tamil political outfits, said the film ihas not been banned. He further suggested that these are attempts by protestors to protest against a film they haven't seen.
Shoojit said: "I am shocked to read that pro-Tamil organizations have asked for a ban on our film after seeing it. First of all, we haven't shown the film to anyone as yet, so where is there a question of them deciding that Madras Cafe is anti-Tamilians? I am very concerned about the protestors' concerns. But they haven't seen the film. Once they do so I am confident their doubts would be laid to rest."
Shoojit Sircar is a little distressed by the controversies surrounding Madras Cafe.
Shoojit in exasperation said: "India should grow up and allow filmmakers to make political thrillers like the ones in the West without various organizations breathing down our necks. It is very frustrating for an artiste when the second-largest democracy in the world behaves like a banana republic. If the world can move on, why can't we? Hollywood has made many worthy political films. Why can't we? Also, we have the democratically chosen censor board to control the content. I was surprised when the censor board had passed Vicky Donor with no cuts. There are people in the censor board who know their job.