Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupati and cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan.
Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is resuming his career with a biopic. Political parties on Thursday alleged that Muttiah Muralitharan had betrayed Tamils, so Setupathi should not do so.
- Latest version:October 17, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the allegations against Tamils and said it was only due to political reasons and ignorance. Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is resuming his career with a biopic. Several political parties on Thursday alleged that Muralitharan had betrayed Tamils, so Setupathi should not work on it.
Muralitharan said he never supported the killing of innocent people. He said in a statement that he understood the pain of the Sri Lankan civil war and that his family had traveled to Sri Lanka as a porter. “We are also deeply affected by the civil war,” he said.
Several political parties on Thursday alleged that Muralitharan had betrayed Tamils, so Setupathi should not work on it. Vaiko, general secretary of the MDMK, alleged that Muralitharan was known around the world for betraying the Tamil nation who had supported then-President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the 2009 Sri Lankan civil war.
Rajya Sabha member Vaiko said that when Tamil mothers were on hunger strike in Sri Lanka after the disappearance of their children, Muridharan insulted them by calling it a drama. He appealed to the Tamil actor to refrain from working in the film, which is alleged to glorify the traitor.
Patali Makkali Kati (PMK) founder S. Ramados said the news of Setupathi’s role in Muralitharan’s role was ‘shocking’. “The actor should not support the history of betrayal by the careless,” he said. Ramadoss alleged that cricketer Muralitharan was a believer in the Tamils and a believer in the Rajapaksa brothers.