Director Shoojit Sircar has confirmed that newcomer, Rashi Khanna has beensigned for Madras Cafe. The film which was earlier titled Jaffna has Nargis Fakhri in the lead. Interestingly the same role had been offered to model Sheetal Malhar, but things didn't work out. "Yes, it's true that we offered Sheetal the part and things didn't work out, but we are very happy with Rashi. She is someone to watch out for," said Sircar. The first schedule of the political thriller, which has John Abraham as the leading man is complete.