Chennai: Vijay Sethupathi is starring in the biopic of Muttiah Muralitharan. The film is titled 800. It is named after him who took 800 wickets in Test cricket.
However, many have questioned whether Vijay Sethupathi should star in a biopic of Muralitharan who is supporting the Sri Lankan government. Many people have written posts on social media protesting against Vijay Sethupathi's role as Muralitharan.
Muttiah Muralitharan has issued a statement on the matter. In it he says, "I know that some people are putting a lot of pressure on actor Vijay Sethupathi to quit 800 due to misunderstanding on my part. Vijay Sethupathi has said that he would like to ask him to withdraw from the film considering that there should not be any unnecessary obstacles in his artistic journey in the future."
Vijay Sethupathi shared Muralitharan's statement on Twitter and said, "Vanakkam, thank you."