A few days ago, we had reported that Vijay Sethupathi would play Muttiah Muralitharan in a biopic on the Sri Lankan cricketer. Now, the actor himself has confirmed the development.
“I am happy to be associated with the Muttiah Muralitharan biopic. He is an iconic sportsman of Tamil origin & someone who’s made his mark across the world. Portraying the role of Murali is going to be a challenge for me & I’m looking forward to it,” the actor said.
The ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and ‘Junga’ actor added: “I’m delighted that Murali himself will be closely involved with the project & guiding me on the cricketing aspects. I am thankful to both Murali & the producers for the faith bestowed on me”.
For hispart, Muttiah said, “I am glad to be collaborating with Dar Motion Pictures on my official biopic. We are looking at a late 2020 release date. I am honored that an accomplished actor such as Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi will be playing me in the film. I have been actively collaborating with the creative team for the past several months and I will continue to support this project through its duration.”