Vijay Sethupathi refuses to drop Muttiah Muralitharan biopic

Despite facing stiff opposition a few pro-Tamil groups, Vijay Sethupathi is determined to go ahead with the biopic of renowned Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.

In an interview to Ananda Vikatan, the ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom’ actor said “I will not hurt anyone who loves me unconditionally. ”

Vijay Sethupathi, who is currently busy with a bunch of movies in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, added: “I am confident that the biopic will not hurt anyone. In case, if it goes wrong, I am ready to apologise.”

Stating that he doesn’t even know the basics of cricket so the biopic will be a huge challenge for him, Vijay Sethupathi added: “Besides cricket, the film also has a lot of things that happened in Muralitharan’s life”.

Recently, Tamil activists expressed anguish over Vijay Sethupathi’s decision to play the lead role of Sri Lankan star cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.

In a statement, Thol Thirumavalavan’s Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi said, “Though Muralitharan is a Tamilian by birth, he lives as a Sri Lankan citizen. Even during the genocide, he stood by Sri Lanka Government so even Tamils of the country will not like Vijay Sethupathi in the role of Muralitharan”.

Posts are also being shared on social media by ‘activists’, who have urged Vijay Sethupathi to withdraw his decision to act in the movie, which is to be produced by DAR Films and Suresh Productions.


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