"Nargis suited the role and I can assure you that she is going to surprise everybody with Madras Cafe. She is playing a journalist in the film," said Mr Sircar.
Nargis will be seen opposite John Abraham in the movie, which was earlier titled Jaffna.
"I can't reveal the story, but it was the demand of the script. You will get to know once you see the film. I hope the audience like this pairing," said Mr Sircar, known for films like Yahaan and Vicky Donor.
The first schedule of Madras Cafe is over. It has been shot extensively in south India. The second schedule will commence from March and will be shot in Mumbai, south India and abroad.
Mr Sircar said the team has plans to rope in Malayalam superstar Mohanlal for a particular role in Madras Cafe.
"We are in talks with him. There is a very important role in the film for which we need Mohanlal. Now let us see how things fall in place. Nothing has been finalised right now," he added.