Tamil actor Vijay Sethupati.
Muttiah Muralitharan, who has taken 600 wickets in Test cricket, said, “I think Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is a very talented actor and he will be able to express his bowling skills well.”
- Latest version:October 13, 2020, 12:53 AM IST
The motion poster of the film Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Tamil with Muralitharan and Sethupathi will be released in Tamil before the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad on October 13. Former Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan says Vijay Sethupathi was unanimously selected for the biopic ‘800’ based on him.
Muralitharan said he was confident that Tamil actor Sethupati would do justice to his character.
Last week, Sethupati said he was proud to be working on Muralitharan’s biopic. Muralitharan has taken the highest 600 wickets in the history of Test cricket, hence the name “800”.
Muralitharan said the team agreed on Sethupathi’s name after the script was over. The player said, ‘I think he is a very talented actor and he will be able to express his emotions well while bowling. I have full faith that Vijay is one of the best artists.
Muralitharan was speaking at an event on Star Sports. The film will be directed by MS Sripati and will be based on Muralitharan’s life and time. Shooting for the “800” will begin next year and will take place in Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Australia and India. It will be made mainly in Tamil and later it will be dubbed in all the languages of South India and in Hindi, Bengali and Sinhala.