Tamil actor Vijay Sethupati.
AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi would reconsider his decision to cast Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic. If he doesn’t work in this film, he will be seen with respect.
- Latest version:October 18, 2020, 6:39 p.m.
Jayakumar said Muralitharan was the ‘voice’ of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The minister said Rajapaksa was responsible for killing the Tamil people during the 2009 civil war and Muralitharan supported him. Jayakumar said, ‘Muralitharan has become the voice of his Mahinda Rajapaksa. How will the Tamil people accept them? “It would be good for Vijay Sethupathi to reconsider his role in the film,” he said.
The minister said that if Sethupati did not act in the film, he would be treated with respect. Jayakumar said that even the fans of the actor did not take Sethupati’s decision. The minister said that if Sethupati did not act in the film, he would be treated with respect. Jayakumar said that even the fans of the actor did not take Sethupati’s decision.
Earlier on Friday, Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan said that the proposed biopic of his life ‘800’ was only about his sporting success. Muralitharan said he had done so even after decades of fighting in the country. He expressed dissatisfaction with the allegations against Tamils, saying 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.