Vijay Sethupathi is all set to star in the biopic of Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran. Titled ‘800’ the film will be directed by MS Sripathy and produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures.
800 is said to signify the number of wickets taken by the spinner during his illustrious career. The makers unveiled the motion poster of the film yesterday. Have a look at it here:
Although, some part of the audience is not at all happy with this film. They are upset with the lead actor Vijay Sethupathi. It is because the Sri Lankan government, which is a majority of native Sinhalese people, has been historically oppressing the Tamils in their country.
Hence, netizens on Twitter are arguing that Vijay portraying the role of the cricketer is unfair as he represents the nation which practices discrimination based on ethnicity.
Hence audience started trending #ShameOnVijaySethupathi on Twitter.