Tamil star Vijay Sethupati is going through wrath on social media ever because the movement poster of his upcoming film ‘800’ was launched.
The film is a biopic of Muttiah Muralitharan and Sethupati essays the central function of the legendary Sri Lanka spinner. Fans are upset that the actor took up the function of the Tamil-origin cricketer who by no means spoke out towards the alleged atrocities that the Sri Lankan authorities is claimed to have inflicted on the nation’s Tamil inhabitants previously. Netizens used the hashtag #ShameOnVijaySethupati to convey their anger and disappointment.
“Always admired Vijay Sethupathi as an actor. But now he shattered respect I had on him now by making this traitor’s life history who openly supported modern day dictator Rajapaksa. Murali himself said 2009 was his happiest year of his life #ShameOnVijaySethupati (sic),” wrote one consumer on Twitter.
“The Sinhala government has massacred two lakh Tamils in Eelam. There is no other proof than this that #VijaySethupathi cannot feel this pain! #ShameOnVijaySethupathi #Tamils_Boycott_VijaySeth”pathi,” wrote another user.
“I strongly condemn #VijaySethupathi for accepting this film,” tweeted another user.
“Can a biopic of #Afridi will be made in India and get assist from Indians? #ShameOnVijay”ethupathi,” shared one other.
“#ShameOnVijaySethupathi…Murali is a Tamilian but he represents Sri Lanka & Sri Lankans. We have lot of cricketing legends in our country then why making Sri Lankan player biopic (sic),” reacted a consumer.
‘800’ is touted to be a transferring portrayal of Muralitharan — certainly one of cricket’s most sensible and divisive characters. The film might be shot in Sri Lanka, UK, Australia and India. The shoot is slated to begin at the start of 2021 and is ready to launch on the finish of subsequent 12 months.
The film might be made primarily in Tamil language. However, owing to Muralitharan and Sethupathi’s recognition, the film may also be dubbed in all South Indian languages in addition to Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese. An worldwide model with English subtitles can also be being deliberate.
Muralitharan is the one cricketer to have taken 800 wickets in Test cricket. Besides, he additionally picked up 534 and 13 wickets respectively in 350 ODIs and 12 T20Is.