My eight hundred cents on the Murali saga, Vijay Sethupathi and cancel culture – by Shehan Karunatilaka

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My eight hundred cents on the Murali saga, Vijay Sethupathi and cancel culture – by Shehan Karunatilaka Source:Timesofindia This began as an open letter to Vijay Sethupathi, a man I have never met, but have recently become a fan of. But now Sethupathi is not doing our movie at the request of Muttiah Muralidaran, another man whom I have never met. I was going to tell Vijay the reasons why I agreed to write a film about Murali and why, as an artist, he should be excited to play the role. But now he has pulled out. Too late. He has been dismissed from the crease not by the umpire’s finger, but by the boos of the crowd. I have written an article about the man, a novel where he features and 7 drafts of a screenplay about him. But I still don’t know how to spell Muralitharan or Muralidaran or Muralidharan. Neither does the internet. Neither does my director. If I ever get to meet the man, that would…

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