The unusual pairing of Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi in Merry Christmas is the talk of the town. in a new Interview With Pinkvilla, director Sriram Raghavan revealed that there was another actor who had shown interest in the role before Vijay came on board. That actor was Saif Ali Khan, with whom Sriram had previously worked in Ek Hasina Thi (2004) and Agent Vinod (2012). (Also Read: Title track of Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Merry Christmas is released)
What did Sriram Raghavan say?
Speaking to Pinkvilla, Sriram said, “I wanted a very unique kind of pairing because it’s a requirement of the story. Neither of them should have any problems. So I met another actor who also I liked the role, but then I said sorry to her.”
How did Vijay Sethupathi come on board?
During the interview, Katrina Kaif, who was sitting right next to Sriram, interrupted him and said that she would really like to know who the actor was. To this, Sriram says, “Yes, I can tell you. It was Saif Ali Khan! So I met him and he was actually a little upset when I told him no. At that time, I didn’t cast Vijay I was just I’m not saying because I wanted something new, I don’t know what I was looking for.”
Sriram then said that it was during his visit to Melbourne for a film festival, where he met Vijay after watching 96 and he asked if he could speak in Hindi. He said yes and this resulted in a ‘strange’ combination of actors in the film.
about merry christmas
The trailer of Merry Christmas was released a few days ago, which has raised the curiosity of many people. Although not much has been revealed about the film, it looks like it is a signature film from the Sriram Raghavan directorial, full of suspense, dark comedy and many twists. It is scheduled to release in theaters on January 12, 2024.
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