Vijay Sethupathi's daughter gets rape threats after exit from Muttiah Muralitharan biopic

Vijay Sethupathi walked out of Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic 800 due to societal pressure. But, the issue is far from over as trolls issued rape threats to the actor's daughter on social media. Replying to a tweet posted by Vijay Sethupathi, a troll made a distasteful remark of raping his daughter so that the actor would understand the pain of Eelam Tamils. Many netizens slammed the troll for his vile comment and reported it.

Barely hours after Vijay Sethupathi's exit from Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic titled 800, trolls have descended on the actor's timeline issuing rape threats to his little daughter. 

The troll's tweet went viral on Twitter with several people condemning his behaviour. Many shared the person's Twitter handle asking everyone to report the tweet and his profile.

Singer Chinmayi Sripaada took to Twitter to condemn the troll's behaviour and tagged Chennai Police and Adyar Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Singer Chinmayi Sripaada reported the account to the police and questioned the behaviour of such people. She shared a screenshot of the troll's distasteful comment and wrote, "A Tamil man who expresses his difference of opinion. This is why they stand in support of sexual crimes in the society. Is nobody in this system going to change this? A man who can say in public about raping a child is a criminal."

In another tweet, she wrote, "Why does this crappy society do this? Watch silently when this happens? How are men raised to speak out a rape threat? Why is it when adults fight like hyenas, the women and children have to suffer? Shame on all of you who do it and those who watch and remain silent."

800, the biopic of cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan, faced several issues since its inception. Pro-Tamil groups, netizens and several filmmakers requested Vijay Sethupathi to walk out of the film due to the politics involved. The film is in the midst of the controversy due to Muttiah Muralitharan's comments in favour of the Sri Lankan Civil War that killed thousands of Eelam Tamils.

In a recent statement, cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan said that the film is being politicised and that his comments were blown out of proportion. The cricketer also requested Vijay Sethupathi to opt out of the film.

After severe backlash, Vijay Sethupathi has now walked out of 800. In an interaction with the media yesterday, Sethupathi said, "It's over. That's all and there's nothing more to it."

Directed by MS Sripathy, 800 is a story that chronicles the life and struggles of Muttiah Muralitharan. The film, produced by DAR Motion Pictures, is expected to release in multiple languages.

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