Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Murali’s biopic: Indian to play Madhi’s role
The role of Muttiah Muralitharan’s wife Madhi in his upcoming biopic will be played by an Indian actress.
A few names had been shortlisted and an actress from Kerala who appears in Malayalam films is the front runner.the actress has kept high interest in theatre and athletics.
Muralitharan’s biopic“800” will be launched on Monday October 13 it is learnt here.
According to the sources, the launching ceremony will take place simultaneously at two different venues – India and the UAE – and it will be shown live.the organisers have sold the telecast rights.
The date of the launching of the biopic coincides with the important IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. Muralitharan is a mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
The 48-year-old Murali is the world’s highest Test wicket taker (800 and the biopic is named after it) and Vijay Sethupathi, who has confirmed to play his role in the biopic, will be present.
Organisers are unlikely to announce the names of other cast members.
Organisers are planning to commence the shooting in India, Sri Lanka, England and Australia from the first quarter in 2021 (depending on COVID-19 situations) and release the film by the end of the year.