Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi.
AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said that Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi would reconsider his decision to play Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic. If he does not work in this film, he will be seen with respect.
- Last Updated:October 18, 2020, 6:39 AM IS
Jayakumar said that Muralitharan had been the ‘voice’ of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The minister said that Rajapaksa was responsible for the killing of Tamil people during the 2009 civil war and Muralitharan supported him. Jayakumar said, ‘Muralitharan has been the voice of his Mahinda Rajapaksa. How will Tamil people accept them? ‘ He said, “It would be good for Vijay Sethupathi to reconsider his role in the film.”
The minister said that if Sethupathi does not work in the film, she will be seen with respect. Jayakumar said that even the fans of the actor have not accepted this decision of Sethupathi. The minister said that if Sethupathi does not work in the film, then she will be seen with respect. Jayakumar said that even the fans of the actor have not accepted this decision of Sethupathi.
Earlier, Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan said on Friday that the proposed biopic ‘800’ on his life was only about his sporting achievements. Muralitharan said that he did this despite decades-long struggle in the country. He expressed displeasure over the fact that he was being accused of being against the Tamils and said it was only due to political reasons and ignorance. Tamil actor actor Vijay Sethupathi is resuming his career with a biopic. Some political parties on Thursday alleged that Muralitharan betrayed the Tamils, so Sethupathi should not work in it.
Muralitharan said that he never supported the killing of innocent people. He issued a statement saying that he understood the pain of Sri Lankan civil war and his family had traveled to Sri Lanka as a ‘coolie’. He said, “We have also been greatly affected by the civil war.”
Some political parties on Thursday alleged that Muralitharan betrayed the Tamils, so Sethupathi should not work in it. MDMK general secretary Vaiko alleged that Muralitharan was known throughout the world for betraying the Tamil caste who supported the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2009 during the Sri Lankan civil war.