Recently Vijay Sethupati surprised his fans and followers with the first look poster of his next title 800, Biography of Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan. The actor could not be identified as Muralitharan in the poster and he also got immense love from netizens.
In a short video released, the producers gave a glimpse of the film set against the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s civil war, which ravaged the country for almost three decades and marked the rise of the renowned spinner.
As a section of social media is trending #ShamOnVijaySethupati on Twitter, Vijay does not look happy playing the role of a cricketer from a neighboring country. Some urged the actor to reconsider his decision as he said the Sri Lankan government was responsible for the atrocities and killings of thousands of Tamils.
Tweets are here
– KVG (vkvgoundachi) October 14, 2020
If you take a bio pick of Wasim Akram and the Indian actor who is the flag bearer of Pakistan, no one will question? And says he’s a working actor …
Think about it VivaySethuOffl # Tamil_boykot_vijayasethpati # Tamil_boykot_vijethupathi pic.twitter.com/F0ZdaDEoTF
– Apruvan Tamil Nationalist | NTK Reinforcement (ruapruvannew) October 14, 2020
Forget people and forgive and move on .. !! My ass .. !! This man has no backbone .. !! VivaySethuOffl You will regret acting in the movie .. !! #ShemeonVijaySethpati # Tamil_boykot_vijayasethpati pic.twitter.com/BuVp2eEssQ
– Karthik Keen (art karthic99761680) 13 October 2020
– Wiki (@ Vichu 13579) October 14, 2020
– 𝙹 𝚁𝚒𝚢𝚊𝚣𝚞𝚛 𝚁𝚊𝚑𝚖𝚊𝚗 (@ riyazur4an9) 13 October 2020
The flag that kills thousands of Tamils, threatens to kill, treats minorities as second class … how cunning VivaySethuOffl I am proud to bear the flag of blood on his chest. You are out of sale.#ShemeonVijaySethpati #Boykotvijayasethupati pic.twitter.com/tlGIGxPJqQ
– வென்ற சோழன் (orTorontoPodiyan) 13 October 2020
My favorite movie is is is years old
– Delta Farmer @ (ण Pravinofic 1)) 13 October 2020
Muttiah Muralitharan is a very admirable and loving man – Vijayasethapati
– சத்யா (TamilSatya) 13 October 2020
In a related letter, Movie Train Motion Pictures, directed by MS Sripathi and jointly supported by Dar Motion Pictures, 800 It was announced in July 2020. Notably, during the media session, Muralitharan spoke about his views on Vijay Sethupati playing his role in his biopic. He said, “Once the script was ready, we felt that there was no one other than Vijay Setupati, the most suitable fit for the movie. I think he is a very smart actor and he will laugh at the bowling expression.”
Earlier, there were reports that Vijay Sethupati had left the project due to date issues. However, it turned out to be wrong after the first appearance poster was widely published. If the reports are to be believed, the producers plan to release the film by the end of 2020.
Muttiah Muralitharan is a great spinner. He is known for taking 800 wickets in Test matches. With an average of more than six wickets in each Test match, the Sri Lankan cricketer has taken more wickets than any other Test in the history of cricket.
On the set of the film in Jaipur, SP Balasubramaniam was paid tributes by Tapsi Pannu and Vijay Setupati.
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