By See Latest Desk, Updated : Apr 02, 2020 11:25 IST
Rana Daggubati to produce a biopic on Sri Lankan iconic spinner Muttiah Muralidharan

Rana Daggubati produce Muralidharan biopic - Telugu superstar Rana Daggubati has signed up as a co-producer of the anticipated and upcoming biopic on Sri Lankan spin legend Muthiah Muralitharan. It was earlier reportedly that Vijay Sethupathi is going to play Srilankan iconic spin-bowler Muttiah Muralitharan in a big-budget biopic called 800. Actor Vijay Sethupathi was earlier attached in to play the former Sri Lankan cricketer, who is one of leading wicket-takers of the world. It is directed by MS Sripathy and co-produced by DAR Media Pvt Ltd. The biopic is based on the life of celebrated Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan, as per the announcement made by the film-makers on Tuesday, July 30. Rana Daggubati is joined with DAR Motion Pictures to make Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic, which has Vijay Sethupathi playing the Sri Lankan iconic spin bowler.

       The film lead actor Vijay Sethupathi said: "I am happy to be associated with the Muthiah Muralitharan biopic; he is an iconic sportsman of Tamil origin and someone who has made his mark across the world. Playing the role of Sri Lankan iconic spinner Muttiah Murali is going to be a challenge for me and I am looking forward to it. I am delighted that Murali himself will be closely involved with the project & guiding me on the cricketing aspects. I am thankful to both Murali and the producers for the faith bestowed on me" as he signed for this project.

Rana Daggubati's latest home production film was Oh Baby!, featuring Samantha Akkineni, Naga Shaurya, Lakshmi and Rajendra Prasad, was a blockbuster.

The lead actor in the Muttiah Muralitharan biopic, Sethupathi is known for movies like Vikram Vedha, Dharma Durai and Soodhu Kavvum, among others. It is said that the movie will begin filming in December 2019, and will be shot in India, Sri Lanka, England and other parts of the world.

The biopic will be produced under Rana Daggubati's banner Suresh Productions. As reported earlier, actor Vijay Sethupathi will star as the Sri Lankan spin legend in the biopic. The yet-untitled film, which will be made in Tamil, and released in multiple languages, will be directed by MS Sripathy. The other cast and crew details will be revealed soon.

The film might hit the screens towards the end of 2020.

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