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Petition to ban release of Bolly flick Madras Cafe filed in Chennai

The Star/ANN | Winnie Yeoh, A. Letchumanan, | Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

Indian Bollywood actor John Abraham (Left) and actress Nargis Fakhri pose ahead of a screening for the forthcoming political Hindi film "Madras Café" in Mumbai.

INDIA - Tamil Nesan reported that a petition seeking to ban the release of Bollywood movie Madras Café was filed in the Madras High Court in Chennai.

The petitioner, lawyer Ezhilarasu  claimed the movie was a political thriller set against the backdrop of the assassination of the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

He said the film, which is set to be released worldwide on Aug 23, was financed by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha to make the Sri Lankan government look good and to "hide the human rights violation and to justify the killings of Tamils by the country's military".

The petition is likely to be heard soon.