Muttiah Muralitharan on Vijay Sethupathi: He's a talented actor and will nail the bowling action in my biopic
Muttiah Muralitharan, in a recent statement, showered praises on actor Vijay Sethupathi, who is all set to play the Sri Lankan off-spinner in the biopic titled 800. On October 8, the makers of the film, Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures, announced the project with an official poster. Directed by MS Sripathy, the film is based on the life and struggles of cricketing legend Muthiah Muralidaran.
Now, Vijay Sethupathi and Muttiah Muralitharan has decided to unveil the motion poster of the film tomorrow (October 13) on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Tamil. The poster will be released ahead of the clash between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Muralitharan and Sethupathi will feature on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Tamil pre-shows starting at 6 pm.
Speaking on Star Sports’ pre-show Cricket live about how he felt about Vijay Sethupathi playing his role in the biopic 800, Muttiah Muralitharan said, “Once the script was ready, we thought the best fit for this movie is non-other than Vijay Sethupathi. I think he is a very talented actor and he will nail the bowling expressions. I trust Vijay completely as he is one of the greatest actors and I have complete faith that he’ll definitely do wonders for the film.”
Vijay Sethupathi said, “It’s really nice to listen to his story and spend time with Murali sir. He is like a stamp, he makes a mark wherever he goes with his charming character and personality. I love his real life, because fans have seen him in matches on the field, but very few have got a chance to know Murli sir’s personality off the field. He’s very adorable and lovable. He’s such a beautiful person and his story needs to be told.”