Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic 800 in trouble: Sri Lankan bowler says 'Didn't support genocide'

16-10-2020 Fri 18:50

Trouble surfaced for Tamil film hero Vijay Sethupathi for his upcoming biopic 800. The motion poster of his biopic on Sri Lankan spinner Muthiah Muralidharan has landed in controversy as the protests launched from pro-Tamil groups in the state against the film's screening. The producers of 800 have earlier issued a statement saying that the film is purely a sports biography.

Muthiah Muralidharan has broken his silence, stating that the biopic tells all about his civil war struggle. The former cricketer has added that he never supported genocide. Further, Muthiah Muralidharan said his father was hacked to death when he was just seven years.

Vijay Sethupathi has been portraying the character of Muthiah Muralidharan.


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