Over a five-course meal, with life-size pictures of Prabhakaran hanging in the hallways, the cricketer and the militant had a one-hour discussion. "Sethupathi is seen as a progressive actor, he speaks out on a lot of social issues, so for many people it was troubling to see him choosing to play the role of Muttiah Muralitharan," she said. As someone who has constantly spent his life in a conflict zone, the end of the war in 2009 was a welcome change. My parents considered themselves as second-class citizens and it was only natural that I too followed suit. But it was Muralitharan's surprise intervention - he asked the actor to withdraw - that decided the issue. Muralitharan’s wife belongs to a prominent Chennai family. Menu About. Rupal Patel informs her stint as Kokila... Rupal Patel informs her stint as Kokila Modi in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 was always one-month long. Minorities are not always political monoliths. ‘Gangster’ Akshay Kumar meets ‘journali... ‘Gangster’ Akshay Kumar meets ‘journalist’ Kriti Sanon in January for Bachchan Pandey. Here are photos of celebs from the film industry who are stepping out, getting back to work, with masks and gloves in place. We never forgot that. Photo by Raju Shelar/ MMCL, Raveena Tandon takes her dog to the vet. © 2020 BBC. (sic)” Also Read - Sri Lankan Spin Legend Muttiah Muralitharan Announces His Biopic '800' With Vijay Sethupathi, Earlier, actor Vijay Sethupathi aid everything is over as regards Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic ‘800’. But is Murali any more guilty of simplistic reasoning than those who have spearheaded the backlash against his biopic, 800? I am receiving WhatsApp calls in the night, besides SMSes. What Are Some Common Features Of The SCADA Systems? In 1972, Ceylon was renamed as Sri Lanka, and Buddhism is given “foremost place” among religions. 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He made that statement last September at the Viyathmaga Annual Convention 2019 for professionals. He also revealed aid everything is over as regards Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic ‘800’. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. Robert Hood, Writer. A controversy over the legendary cricketer from Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan erupted on October 8, when the actor Vijay Sethupathi, tweeted about the launch of ‘800’, a biopic on the cricketer. An estimated 40,000 Sri Lankan Tamil civilians are believed to have died in the last stages of the war, and it has been an emotive issue in Tamil Nadu, where the same language and ethnic identity are shared. "In 2010, people in Tamil Nadu knew what had happened to Tamils in the Sri Lankan civil war, but they didn't connect Muralitharan to it," said Mr Prabha. In 1956, eight years after the independence of Ceylon, the Sinhala Only Act was passed, making Sinhalese the language of governance. They have close family links with Tamil Nadu. Much of the outrage stems from Muralitharan's comments at a presidential election event last year, at which he celebrated the end of the war in 2009 and supported the candidacy of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Shooting has yet to start, but when a film poster featuring popular south Indian actor Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role was released there was a massive outpouring of anger. Perhaps we should not be surprised that in casting Murali as a generic Sri Lankan Tamil, with no mention of his particular community, his harshest critics have stumbled into the same mire of illogic that inflamed the Sinhalese who attacked central hill-country Tamils over separatist agitations in the north and east. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. Muttiah Muralitharan reaches 800 Test wickets landmark The film's producers have called it a "sports biography", intended to inspire young people, but critics fear a hagiography, an attempt to glorify someone who has become a controversial political issue. Photo: Yogen Shah, With his hood and mask on, Varun Dhawan was clicked in Juhu. "I meant that after 2009, we had peace in this country. Video, Three elders reveal what it takes to be a leader. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. WhatsApp now offers better way to clear storage, manage your files, Cong must work on its inability to frame issues in context of strong nation, Every spoken or written word masked with ‘Hindutva’ is not the view of the RSS, Bipartisan agreement in US for overhaul of global order could see creation of new league of democracies, Flipkart, Amazon Diwali sale 2020: Best phone deals under Rs 20,000, MSBTE summer diploma result 2020 declared, here’s how to check. SRK's fans mark his birthday with noble gestures: Donate 5,555 COVID kits, serve meals to 5,555 needy. Former Sri Lankan cricketing great Muttiah Muralitharan says a planned film about his life will be released, despite a massive backlash in south India which caused the lead actor to quit. If Murali is betraying the “Tamil cause”, which Tamil cause, exactly? Spin king Muttiah Muralitharan taking final bow, Sri Lankan cricket legend Murali on facing criticism, Well, that was wild. After I succeeded in cricket, I wanted fellow Tamils to develop self-confidence and come up in life.”, Also read | Vijay Sethupathi withdraws from Muttiah Muralitharan biopic after request from cricketer.

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