Murali responds to protests against 800 Movie
There is a lot of talk today about a Tamil film based on the life story of Muttiah Muralitharan, a great Sri Lankan cricketer.
A group of South Indian artists have protested against the film and Muttiah Muralitharan has issued a statement in response.
Named 800, the film stars Muralitharan as Vijay Sethupathi, a South Indian superstar.
A group of South Indian artists have protested that he should quit acting.
South Indian artists have said that Muralitharan was a supporter of Sri Lankan politicians and had no feelings for the Tamils.
Muralitharan has issued his statement in the hope of ending the current controversy.
He said that he came to this place in the midst of many obstacles and faced obstacles in his sport as well as in his personal life.
He said that when he first met him to produce the film, he did not like it much and said that the world records created by Muralitharan were not his alone.
The announcement also said that he liked the film with the idea that his parents, teachers, coaches and the players who played together should have a place in it as well.
Muralitharan’s statement said that his family members started their careers as hired laborers in Sri Lanka’s tea estates and that the first victims of the more than 30-year war were the Tamil plantation workers, Indian migrants.
Muralitharan also pointed out that he was deeply saddened by the events that took place against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka in the 1970s, the activities of the JVP and the subsequent bombings.
He has said that his father was injured when he was 7 years old and that he had lost several relatives and had fallen on the streets without being able to make a living.
Therefore, Muralitharan says he is well aware of the suffering and pain caused by the war.
Muttiah Muralitharan has stated that his life journey took place in Sri Lanka which has been at war for 30 years.
In such a case, the ability of the cricket team to select and set records is shown by the film 800.