Prakash Belawadi is a theatre person and a filmmaker but does not have any inclination of being an actor. However, he is a part of Shoojit Sircar’s Madras Café because of the storyline and most importantly his character sketch in the film.
In conversation with the Times of India, Prakash told him about being a part of a Bollywood film. He said,” Arjun Chakradhar is the assistant director of the film and always wanted me to act in films but I kept refusing. This time, he just sent across the character sketch and the audition scenes. After my friends shot my scenes as an audition, it was sent across to Shoojit and he asked me to be a part of the film.”
He does not want to reveal anything about his role in the film as it will spoil the fun. “I will not talk about my role but I must say that it is an important one. Also, my experience while shooting for the film was amazing and we shot in Kochi, Bangkok and Mumbai. I don’t have a lot of screen time but my role is substantial,” he added.
There was recently a speculation about Madras Café being banned in Tamil Nadu after an activist group reacted to the trailer alleging that the film is portraying Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) as terrorists. Director Shoojit Sircar says that the content of the film is simple and a clear story. He added,” We cleared the censorship and got a U/A certificate. If there was something wrong or politically incorrect, that wouldn’t have happened.”
Madras Café is John Abraham’s second production venture after Vicky Donor and it is about civil war and terrorism. The film features John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles.