There is strong opposition to Vijay Sethupathi’s role in Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic. Vijay Sethupathi should never act as Tamil traitor Muthiah Muralitharan. Directors Bharathiraja, Cheran, poet Tamarai, Vairamuthu and many others have demanded that he step down from the film.
Many are saying on social media that Vijay Sethupathi should immediately withdraw from Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic 800. Earlier the hashtag #ShameOnVijaySethupathi was trending on Twitter.
In this situation, the hashtag #TamilsTraitorVijaysethupathi (traitor of Tamils Vijay Sethupathi) is trending on Twitter today.
According to tweeters using the hashtag,
Vijay Sethupathi has become the first Tamil actor to hoist the Sri Lankan flag on his shirt. Vijay Sethupathi is not listening to what we are saying. His movies should be ignored.
Vijay Sethupathi is also a traitor if he agrees to play Muttiah Muralitharan even after witnessing the brutal killing of Eelam Tamils by the Sinhala army in Sri Lanka.
Let’s see how the 800 movie is released. No longer should Vijay Sethupathi be called the traitor of the Tamils instead of the people calling him Selvan.
Vijay Sethupathi alone has said that he will protest against the films he has acted in, including Master, if he does not withdraw from the 800 film.
You look not like Muralitharan but like Prabhakaran. When the biography of the leader was filmed, Tamara had said that Vijay Sethupathi would act in it. The DJ of the monster film fame said that he had turned down the opportunity to play the young Muttiah Muralitharan in the 800 film.
What the DJ said about the film,
800 is a war scene between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamils. That doesn’t seem right to me. My mother is Eelam Tamil. Many atrocities took place during that war. I do not want to interfere in the politics related to this film. So I said I can’t act in the film.