It is now officially confirmed – Tamil star and effortlessly magnetic actor Vijay Sethupathi will act is the biopic of legendary Sri Lankan cricketer, Muthiah Muralitharan. It is said to be titled as 800 indicating the number of wickets Murali has taken in Test cricket.
The project is one of the exciting one’s in hand of Vijay Sethupathi currently. The fans of the cricketer, as well as the versatile actor, are naturally thrilled with the choice. However, there is one question on everyone’s mind?
It is related to the fitness of actor Vijay Sethupathi. The acting credentials of Sethupathi need no special mention. It is what is keeping him bust round the year. He is the first choice for many exciting projects across the languages.
However, the same is the reason for the lack of focus on physical fitness by Vijay Sethupathi. The seems to be no care taken by the actor and its this attitude which makes him look very overweight for his age. On the contrary, Muralitharan was a fit sportsman in a very earthy way. Vijay Sethupathi, in his current appearance, would not fit the physicality of the cricketer at his prime.
Will Vijay Sethupathi change his anything goes (considering the fitness) attitude and show dedication to transform needs to be seen. Eventually, it is up to the makers to see how to fit him.
MS Sripathy directs the Muralitharan biopic tentatively titled 800. Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures jointly produce it. More details on the film will be announced soon.