Muthiah Muralidaran made a request to Vijay Sethupathi to quit the film, which the latter accepted.

Actor Vijay Sethupathi on Monday acknowledged Sri Lankan spin legend Muthiah Muralidaran’s request to choose out of the upcoming biopic 800 after a piece of individuals protested towards the movie. Muralidaran made his request through a press release which Vijay acknowledged with a ‘Thank You’.

In his newest assertion, Muralidaran mentioned he hoped his biopic will solely encourage lots of kids however by no means did he anticipate it fire up an argument. Therefore, Murali requested Vijay Sethupathi to choose out of the undertaking as he sees his involvement within the undertaking as an enormous hurdle.


Murali hoped the makers will proceed making the biopic and never drop the thought.

Last week, the hashtag Shame on Vijay Sethupathi was trending on Twitter after the star agreed to star within the biopic on Muthiah Muralidaran, who hails from Sri Lanka, a rustic that oppressed Tamils.

Several individuals objected to the truth that Vijay Sethupathi has agreed to play somebody who supported the Sri Lankan authorities in its civil struggle towards Tamils.

Following the stiff opposition, the makers launched a press release during which they clarified the movie will probably be a sports activities biography and gained’t make any political assertion.

“It came to our notice that our film 800, the biopic of Muthiah Muralidharan featuring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead, is being politicized in many ways. However, we want to clarify that 800 is a purely a sports biography film about the legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralidharan. The film is a journey about a man who hails from the Tamil migrant community, going on to become the highest wicket taker of all time.”

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“The film does not make any political statement favouring any community. The film is intended to be an inspiration for the young generation to achieve their dreams irrespective of the difficulties they come across in their journey. We as the Producers assure that this film will not showcase any scenes that would belittle the struggles of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka or hurt their sentiments in any way,” they added.

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