Muttaiah Muralitharan’s biopic 800 has faced one problem after another since the announcement and motion poster came out. While no one can deny the fact that Muralitharan is a cricketing legend his political has evoked extreme negative reactions.
There was increasing pressure on Vijay Sethupathi to quit the biopic and move onto other projects. Veteran Director Bharatiraja lyricist Tamarai also asked Vijay Sethupathi to quit the project. Asuran star Teejay said he was approached to play younger version Muttaiah Muralitharan but refused due to the film’s political stance.
Now in an open letter Muralitharan himself has asked Vijay Sethupathi to quit the project and Vijay Sethupathi has responded with a thank you note. This is the final nail in the coffin for 800.
Here is Muttiah Muralitharan’s detailed letter asking Vijay Sethupathi to quit the movie.