After Muttiah Muralitharan’s request actor Vijay Sethupathi leaves biopic ‘800’
On Monday, the legend Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan issued a statement over growing annoyance against Vijay Sethupathi playing him in the upcoming biopic ‘800’. Muralitharan requested Tamil entertainer Vijay Sethupathi to leave his biopic ‘800’ considering the resistance and the star agreed expressing profound gratitude.’
Former Sri Lankan spinner Muralitharan is working as a bowling coach for IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad. Murali in a statement said that “he would not like to be a reason to wreck the career of an incredible performing artist like Vijay Sethupathi.”
“He ought not to suffer any superfluous deterrents in his job as an actor in the future. Hence, I urge him to leave the role in the movie ‘800’,” he added.
At the point when the official movie poster of ‘800’ was released, numerous political pioneers and numerous individuals from the Tamil entertainment world reprimanded Vijay Sethupathi.
They expressed that the entertainer ought not to act in the biopic of an individual who had before offered remarks that were seen to be on the side of the war pursued by Sri Lankan powers against LTTE, which brought about the death of thousands of honest regular citizens. Sethupathi has been under immense pressure from certain quarters to pull back from the biopic movie.
Despite the fact that Muttiah Muralitharan himself attempted to clarify his case, and contended that he never treated Eelam Tamils with disrespect referring to his own Tamil origin.
Many point out that there are news reports show Muralithanran’s support to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the island country’s President who was the war-time defense secretary, and many remarks that he made towards the conclusion of the civil war.
The famous actor Vijay Sethupathi shared Muralitharan’s statement along with a message ‘Nandri, Vanakkam’ as though to propose that he won’t star in the movie 800.
The retired Sri Lankan spinner said that he consented for a biopic to be made on him because it would motivate the young generation and future young cricketers.
He added that he has been perceived wrongly just because he was part of the Sri Lankan cricket team. If he had been born in India, he would have aspired to be a member of the Indian cricket team. It’s not his mistake that he is born a Sri Lankan Tamil, is it? He claimed. However, there have been numerous difficulties. I hope that this film would be made in spite of these hindrances. I have been given affirmations by the production company that they would make a declaration soon and I will stand beside them for their endeavors,” he added.