Vijay Sethupathi to play Muttiah Muralitharan in Sri Lankan cricketer's biopic? Details Inside

There seems to be another biopic in the making. This time, it is on the international cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan. A new report suggests that Vijay Sethupathi could be playing the role.
Vijay Sethupathi to play Muttiah Muralitharan in Sri Lankan cricketer's biopic? Details InsideVijay Sethupathi to play Muttiah Muralitharan in Sri Lankan cricketer's biopic? Details Inside
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It seems like Indian cinema is turning towards cricket for some filmy inspiration. After a biopic on the former Indian captain MS Dhoni was made in Hindi, a movie on the iconic 1983 World Cup is in the making with Ranveer Singh headlining it. Now, a new report suggests that the South is also interested in making a biopic on a cricketer. But they are not eyeing an Indian cricketer. Instead, Kollywood is interested in making a biopic on an established international cricketer. 

The cricketer in the limelight is Muttiah Muralitharan. A movie on the renowned Sri Lankan cricketer could be made in Tamil and it could feature Vijay Sethupathi as the cricketer. As per the Gulf News report, the life of Sri Lanka's former off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will be brought to the big screen and the movie will be titled 800. For the unversed, that's the number of wickets Muralitharan took in his career. 

A source told the publication, "We will begin filming in December 2019. It's a big-budget film that will be shot in India, Sri Lanka, England and other parts of the world." While the development is interesting, Vijay Sethupathi is yet to react to the report. Muralitharan has an Indian connection. The cricketer's wife is from Chennai. 

Meanwhile, Sethupathi is juggling many projects. The actor has Kadaisi Vivasayi, Sanga Thamizhan, Laabam, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and Maamanithan. The actor was last seen in Sindhubaadh. The movie failed to perform at the box office. However, his summer release Super Deluxe was a blockbuster. He recently crooned the Dear Comrade Anthem in Tamil for Vijay Deverakonda starrer Dear Comrade. 

Can you picture Vijay Sethupathi as Muttiah Muralitharan? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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