The motion poster of 800 was recently unveiled. It is a biopic on the life of Sri Lankan cricketer, Muttiah Muralitharan. As we know, he ended his career with a record of 800 wickets. Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi steps into the shoes of the legendary off-spinner. Now, many Tamilians are upset with the actor taking up the role of the cricketer. This is because of the strained relations between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil population in the island. As we know, there was a civil war in the island country from 1983 to 2009. The military was accused of severe crimes against the community.
People are upset that as a Tamilian, Muttiah Muralitharan has never spoken about the war crimes and genocide. In fact, people were upset with Vijay Sethupathi taking up the role. So, after the release of the motion poster of 800, Shame on Vijay Sethupathi started trending on social media.
Muttiah Muralitharan is quite vocal in his support for political parties. The film 800 is being made by Rana Daggubati. He is close to Maithripala Sirisena and works for his initiatives. We have to see how Vijay Sethupathi who is famous as Makkal Selvan tides through this controversy.
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