Mumbai, July 10 -- John Abraham has always made it to the headlines for going the extra mile in preparing for his roles. Now, news is that for his next film, Madras Cafe, the actor has learnt three different languages - Sinhalese, Thai and Tamil - in order to perfect his pronunciation.
Ask him about this and John explains, "The film has been shot in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. I did not want to just merely read the script and deliver the dialogues. I wanted to better my dialect and be able to react to different situations in the film, for which, I had to learn all three languages."
Director Shoojit Sircar, who has once again collaborated with John for this film after the success of Vicky Donor (2012), also assisted John for nearly six months to help him learn the languages. "John and I had several script-reading sessions. We also had language co-ordinators who gave their inputs," says Shoojit. Shoojit expects Madras Cafe to be path-breaking.
"It's a gripping political thriller and John is playing a spy. He has made a lot of effort to play his character and I think that will reflect on screen too," he says.