Vijay Sethupathi has been roped in to play SriLankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in his biopic
Vijay Sethupathi will work closely with a trainer to shed weight and get under the skin of the character. The film will start his shoot from August or September this year, directed by MS Sripathy.
Actor Vijay Sethupathi, who was last seen in Sindhubaadh has been roped in to play Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in a yet-untitled biopic on the former player.
The film will be bankrolled by DAR Motion Pictures in association with another leading southern production house. To be directed by MS Sripathy, the film will go on the floors from August or September this year and in the interim Vijay Sethupathi will work closely with a trainer to shed weight and get under the skin of the character.
Thrilled about being part of the project, Vijay Sethupathi said in a statement: “I am happy to be associated with the Muttiah Muralitharan biopic, he is an iconic sportsman of Tamil origin and someone who's made his mark across the world. Portraying the role of Murali is going to be a challenge for me & I'm looking forward to it. I'm delighted that Murali himself will be closely involved with the project & guiding me on the cricketing aspects. I am thankful to both Murali & the producers for the faith bestowed on me.” The film will be made in Tamil and released in multiple other languages.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi is currently busy shooting for SP Jananathan’s Laabam with Shruti Haasan. He has also just wrapped up Vijay Chander’s Sanga Tamizhan which also stars Raashi Khanna.
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