Katrina, Vijay Sethupathi in 'Merry Christmas': January 12 Release

My Christmas is a thriller film directed by Sriram Raghavan. Both Hindi and Tamil languages have been filmed together, Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi are the lead actors in the film.

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Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi in 'Merry Christmas' January 12 Release

My Christmas is a thriller film directed by Sriram Raghavan. Both Hindi and Tamil languages have been filmed together, Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi are the lead actors in the film. Apart from these, Ashwini Kalseker and Radhika Apte are in the film. The film will be released on 12 January 2024. Recently, a press meet was held during the premiere of the film in which the film's lead actors Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi along with director Sriram Raghavan, who is also the writer of the film, his co-writer Pooja Ladda Surti, the film's producer Ramesh Taurani, Kewal Garg were present. , Sanjay Rautre and Varun Grover, who wrote the lyrics of the film's songs, and Taurani ji's son Girish Taurani were also present.

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Sir, you are always so calm, can you tell the mantra of your patience?

Sriram Raghavan- I do not know the mantra of patience, but there were some extraordinary circumstances in this film. We signed Vijay for this film on his birthday in 2021.

The filmmaker has a lot of appetites, so what do you do, do yoga or there is another mantra whenever a day is not good?

Sriram Raghavan- I also have many evils, if you do not talk about it, it will be right.

We have all seen that in the last ten years, the characters of the lead heroine have changed a lot, you are among those who have seen this change, so, what would you like to say about it?

Katrina- I believe that some directors are very good, and some stories are very good. My intention has always been to be a part of a good story. I believe in the thing that only a director can be the captain of the ship. Working with Sriram Raghavan was always on my bucket list. These are some of my favorite directors. When I heard the story of this film, I was enchanted by the fact that I would work with Sriram Raghavan on such a story.

Did you like the film?

Katrina- Both films (Tamil and Hindi) are looking very good. This was a big challenge for us because it was difficult to perform the scene in Tamil. Both films are very good, and I am feeling very proud to be a part of it.

Sriram Raghavan sir has said to you that "Vijay is not a star but an actor", so do you like him or do you like to be called a star?

Vijay Sethupathi- I do not understand any difference in it because everyone is an actor. We are part of a story here, and we are just the supporter of that story. We did not have much information before the start of this film. We are all stars and we are all actors.

Sir, what is the magic of weight loss in the Kapoor family?

Sanjay Kapoor- There is no magic. Bonnie eats everything, so we are unable to eat anything and this is magic.

The owner of the Tips official Ramesh ji and you are very good friends, so does it ever happen that they have called you for a project, and you have refused?

Sanjay Kapoor- No, I can't think this can happen. Our journey has been very interesting. His first picture she financed was 'uncontrollable', which was part of me. She earlier was the 'tool' of picture production and I was also part of it. His biggest hit in music was 'Raja' and I was also part of him. I was also a part of 'indiscriminate' and now it is going to be bigger than that.

How is your relationship, is the daily report when the shooting of the film goes on?

Sanjay Kapoor- No, it is not so. The most exciting thing for me was when Sriram sir made a call for this film, then I was thinking that I hoped my role in this film was interesting or else I would not be able to refuse because I will not be able to refuse because I am very much to be a part of the film Was excited because Sriram Sir was directing the film. Sriram sir never tells the whole story, he tells everything about the story in 20 minutes. When I said yes to the film, Sriram Sir went to all AD and he said, "Sanjay has said yes to the film." And this moment was very special for me.

The fight for writers to get their place in this industry is many years old, today you are sharing the stage with primary actors here, and so do you think that now the writer has got the place in the industry that they are entitled to?

Varun Grover- I have been in this city for the last 15 years and in the last 10 years I have seen a lot of changes. For some time, writers have been getting the respect that they are entitled to and the reason for this is probably the new kind of cinema that people are like nowadays. There are directors like Sriram Raghavan, Anurag Kashyap, and Vishal Bhardwaj who are making such cinema. The writer is getting respect because stories are new, and that story can only be written a person. It is a big thing for me to work on this film. It is a big thing to get a chance to work with Sriram Raghavan and Pooja, and Pritam has done the music for this film on top of it, and I am getting to album with them. I have been his fan for many years. I am a part of all the songs of this film, and I am very happy about this. Every song of this film carries forward the story of the film.

What do you see in a film as a producer?

Sanjay Rautre- Seeing the story of the film and who is looking at him. This is my third film with Sriram.

Ramesh ji, how do you choose a film as a producer?

Ramesh Taurani- The first thing is the story. Sriram always narrates his narration in 15 minutes, Sriram knows what he has to do. All the films he has made so far are good. The way of presenting the thriller is that Sriram is not in this industry.

Pooja ji, when Sriram gives a 15-minute narration, have you never thought that you increase it a little more and add a few more details to it?

Pooja Ladda Surti- No, because what Sriram does, he does a lot of thought and has to tell about the film in the narration what the film is about, not the film to explain scene by Scene. When we write, we write it with full details and the same version we do not know and then shoot.

Girish, this happens, by watching a film or looking at the trailer, you say that this is good, and what happens that when you do not have a good thing, you can speak about it?

Girish Kumar Taurani- You can speak at all in private. If you see our track record, then you will know that we have given more than one good film. We have also given good and big films like the films 'Tool', 'The Race', and 'Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai'. The success ratio of tips has also been very good, if the team and crew are good then everything is good.

Do you like this kind of cinema or do you like that kind of cinema in the cinema in which people like to see you?

Katrina- I think as an actor you want to tell a story, and want to be a part of a story that is interesting. For me, the film is one such film which has everything. When I heard its story, I liked its story very much. It is a big thing to do both types of cinema as an actor. I was very excited to be a part of this film. When I talked to Vijay for the first time and the way he was explaining the scene, I realized that the way they see the scene, and understand it is very unique and I never do it I can we had a week-long workshop on the actual set before the film started.

Katrina, how was your first meeting with Vijay Sethupathi, did you guys gel immediately or did it take some time?

Katrina- If we don't meet immediately then I won't tell. (Jokingly)

How do you feel as a producer, coming up with a film like this amid the kind of commercial films being made these days?

Ramesh Taurani- I am confident about this film. I believe that a picture is either good or bad, no matter what genre it is.

This is your second Hindi film, what is it that attracts you to playing a negative and complex character?

Vijay Sethupathi- There is nothing like that, everything is complex. We think that if we are watching something and it seems difficult to us, it means it is difficult, but it is not so. It is difficult to stand in front of the camera every time. I enjoy playing the role of a villain, but I can't do it in real life. I enjoy this thing on screen. In real life, people show off a lot, even if someone has pride, he pretends to be very humble. It feels good to play with emotions on screen. Emotions are just like food and taste, and they happen inside your brain.

Your career in Hindi cinema is still very short but in this, you have worked with Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Sriram Raghavan. Are there any actors or directors with whom you want to work further? How was the experience of working with Katrina and Sriram Raghavan?

Vijay Sethupathi- I have no such wish. I never tell any director that I want to work with this actor. I only think about the filmmaker, the story, and the producer, I don't think about anything else. I am a big fan of Katrina. When I saw Katrina for the first time, I was very happy, if there was another person inside me, he would have come out and danced in front of Katrina. She asks a lot of questions, thinks a lot about things, and is very dedicated to her work. Katrina is not only beautiful but also sensitive. Sriram sir is very sweet. I met him at an awards function in Melbourne, and I thought he was a very serious man but he is not serious at all. Whenever Sriram sir has to say something, he sends a video, be it my birthday or he wants to talk to me, and I find it very cute and sweet.


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