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“I Told Him Sorry…”: Director Sriram Raghavan opens up about rejecting Saif Ali Khan, casting Vijay Sethupathi in Merry Christmas

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“I Told Him Sorry…”: Director Sriram Raghavan opens up about rejecting Saif Ali Khan, casting Vijay Sethupathi in Merry Christmas
“I Told Him Sorry…”: Director Sriram Raghavan opens up about rejecting Saif Ali Khan, casting Vijay Sethupathi in Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas director Sriram Raghavan has disclosed that Bollywood famous person Saif Ali Khan was upset after being dropped from the previous’s directorial enterprise. Set to be launched in 2024, Merry Christmas is a romantic thriller movie.

Raghavan, identified for movies like Andhadhun, Badlapur and Agent Vinod, amongst others, lately advised Pinkvilla about rejecting Khan and selecting acclaimed actor Vijay Sethupathi.

The 60-year-old filmmaker admitted that he sought a definite and distinctive pairing as a result of particular calls for of the story. “One shouldn’t get any baggage from both of them that what are these folks about and so forth,” the director stated.

Merry Christmas additionally has Katrina Kaif as the opposite lead.

Following the director’s determination to solid Kaif in the lead position, he approached Saif Ali Khan for the male lead however ultimately concluded that he wasn’t the best match for the half. “I had met one other actor who had preferred the position additionally. Then I advised him sorry I need to… as a result of he had labored together with her earlier than.”

For the unversed, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif have labored collectively in the previous in Race (2008) and Phantom (2015).

Raghavan additionally revealed that Khan was evidently upset. “He was really just a little upset later after I advised him no. At that point, I had not solid Vijay [Sethupathi]. I used to be simply saying, I need one thing contemporary. I don’t know what I’m searching for.”

In the previous, Raghavan and Khan had collaborated on Ek Hasina Thi (2004) and Agent Vinod (2012).

Merry Christmas is ready to launch in cinemas on January 12, 2023.

(The article is revealed below a mutual content material partnership association between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)

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