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John’s high expectations for Madras Café

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 07:06 PM IST

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The actor is concerned about the coming week’s performance

‘Madras cafe’ despite facing stiff competition from two blockbusters ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara’, and ban called by ‘Naam Thamizhar’ group on it being screened at Tamil Nadu, managed to generate a collection of Rs 24 crore. It has gotten thumbs up by the critics as well as the audience.

John is gratified with its success and says, “I am really thankful that the media supported the film. Also, the critics and most importantly the audience who have supported it because the collections are amazing. So I am just hoping for the best!”

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Up next is ‘Satyagraha’ with its multi starrer cast staring Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Amrita Rao while the unstoppable ‘Chennai Express’ has no stops. So in this scenario, we wonder what ‘Madras Café’s’ situation going to be in the long run? “Let’s see how it does from now. It depends on the studios coming weekend. Let’s see how many screens can keep it, because I think that’s very important,” says a concerned John who is worried about his film’s future chances.

Promotions not tiring: Parineeti

The leading cast of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ — Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput — feel that promotion is as important as the film itself.

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“Promotions are as much part of the film as any other thing. Not tiring at all, very exciting,” said Parineeti here on the sets of Zee TV dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance — Super Moms’.

Sushant feels if a good film is made, then the audiences should be told about it.”When we make a good film, then we want to tell everyone and want them to watch the film. So I feel promotions are as important as film,” said Sushant, who made his debut with hit movie ‘Kai Po Che!’ this year.

Produced under the Yash Raj Films banner, the film is directed by Maneesh Sharma and is set for a release Sep 6. It also stars Vaani Kapoor. —IANS

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Published on: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 10:24 AM IST