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Vijay Sethupathi Withdraws Himself From Muttiah Muralitharan Biopic

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Chennai: Actor Vijay Sethupathi decided to opt out of the biopic of Sri Lankan cricketer, Muttiah Muralitharan, after the outrage from nationalists and a section of film personalities and politicians in Tamil Nadu.

The film, “800“, caught up the controversy over Sethupathi’s decision to play Muralitharan, who supported the Sri Lankan government during the civil war with the LTTE.

Muralitharan tried to explain and argued that he disrespected Eelam Tamils, citing his own Tamil origin, many still pointed out there is footage and news reports proving his supportive stand for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President who happened to be the war-time defence secretary, and remarks made towards the end of the civil war.

Film personalities from Tamil Nadu like Bharathiraja, Ameer, Thamarai and Cheran and state minister, Kadambur C Raju, made statements urging Vijay Sethupathi to withdraw from the project “considering the sentiments of Tamil people”.

Muralitharan issued a statement on Monday asking Sethupathi to back out from the project.

Regarding a section that is “imposing pressure on actor Vijay Sethupathi to withdraw himself from the movie due to the wrong notions surrounding me”, Muralitharan said he didn’t want an artist to suffer because of him.

The former international spinner said the movie will be an inspiration for the upcoming generations.

The producers assured him that information regarding the film will be announced soon.

“I will stand with them”, Muralitharan said.

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