Vijay Sethupathi is a really gifted actor and will nail the bowling expressions in my biopic ‘800’, says former Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan. “800”, a fast-paced and humorous biopic, is touted to be a shifting portrayal of Muralitharan — certainly one of cricket’s most good and divisive characters. The movie will be shot in Sri Lanka, UK, Australia and India. The shoot is slated to begin firstly of 2021 and is about to launch on the finish of subsequent yr.
“Once the script was ready, we thought the best fit for this movie is non-other than Vijay Sethupathi,” mentioned Muralitharan whereas talking on Star Sports present Cricket Live.
“I think he is a very talented actor and he will nail the bowling expressions. I trust Vijay completely as he is one of the greatest actors and I have complete faith that he’ll definitely do wonders for the film.”
Speaking about Muralitharan, Sethupathi mentioned, “It’s really nice to listen to his story and spend time with Murali sir. He is like a stamp, he makes a mark wherever he goes with his charming character and personality.”
“I love his real life, because fans have seen him in matches on the field, but very few have got a chance to know Murli sir’s personality off the field. He’s very adorable and lovable. He’s such a beautiful person and his story needs to be told,” he added.
The movie will be made primarily in Tamil language. However, owing to Muralitharan and Sethupathi’s recognition, the movie will even be dubbed in all South Indian languages in addition to Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese. An worldwide model with English subtitles can 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.