Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan – who is at the center of a massive controversy over his upcoming biopic “800” – has alleged that he celebrated the deaths of innocent Tamil people and in 2009, when a controversial comment about it The decades-old civil war ended in the island nation.
“I said that in 2009 – to be the happiest day of my life, keeping in mind the end of the war and losing my life on both sides. It’s being rotated as (his comment),” The day the Tamils were killed. He said that was the happiest day of my life. I never supported the killing of innocent people and I (never) will do it. “
Mr Muralitharan’s explanation comes as several Tamil groups and politicians in Tamil Nadu have urged actor Vijay Sethupathi – who is to play the role of a great off-spinner – to dump the film.
Explaining why he agreed to the film, the former cricketer said that the biopic will recognize his parents and others who groom him.
He said, “I know the pain of war. I grew up during the war in Sri Lanka for 30 years. My father was hacked. I was seven years old. Many times, we were on the streets.”
For decades, there have been allegations that Tamils are discriminated against in the island nation. The LTTE, an armed Lanka Tamil group that carried out an armed struggle for many years, was crushed by the forces of Lanka in 2009. The bombings were reported during the last phase of massive human rights violations and deaths of over one lakh Tamil civilians. War against LTTE.
Veteranary director Bharathiraja said, “The Lankan Tamils were killed when Muthiah was dying. What is the benefit of gaining as a sportsperson when he laughs when his own people die. As far as Our question is, Muthiah has been unfaithful. “
In keeping with similar sentiments, PMK Chief Drs. P. Ramdas said, “If Vijay Sethupathi rejects the film, he will find a place in the history of Tamil pride; if he does so, defying the opposition, he will find a place in the history of betrayers”.
The film’s producer, Dar Motion Pictures, however, says the film is “purely a sports biography” and will not feature any scenes that undermine struggling Tamils in Sri Lanka.
So far, no actor or film personality has commented in support of the actor’s right to act in any film of his choice. Vijay Sethupathi himself remains to be answered.
In 2017, actor-politician Rajinikanth canceled his Sri Lankan program organized by the makers of his film 2.0 to distribute houses to displaced Tamils. Some political parties had warned the actor that Sri Lanka could use his visit to the international community for a false project from which the Tamils were rehabilitated.