July 22, 2024


The recently released Merry Christmas witnessed the collaboration of Sriram Raghavan and Vijay Sethupathi. The movie also stars Katrina Kaif and is running successfully in the theatres. Now, director Sriram Raghavan has opened up about working with Vijay in the movie and his less screentime in Atlee’s Jawan.

Sriram Raghavan on working with Vijay Sethupathi

In a recent conversation with India Today, Sriram Raghavan shared that he and Vijay Sethupathi had built a friendship even before the filming of Merry Christmas. They also understood each other’s working styles. Speaking with the portal, the director said, “Vijay always has so much to give to his directors. Even when you want a samosa, he will give you a buffet of options (laughs). He is such a secure actor. He did have his challenges with Hindi but because we are not making something very traditional, I just asked him to be himself. And that worked like magic.”

Furthermore, Sriram Raghavan also opened up about Vijay Sethupathi’s role in Atlee’s Jawan. Although the movie featured him with less screen time, the director wished the actor to have a more memorable role in the movie.

Speaking of the same, he said, “As soon as it came, people really enjoyed him. Of course with Jawan, more audiences got to see him because it had Shah Rukh Khan. But I wish he had a much more memorable role in Jawan. With this film, his first Hindi outing, I think he has gotten what he deserves.” He added. “He has come up the hard way. So he’s grateful and the best part is that he’s always in the quest to learn.”

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, Merry Christmas offers you a thrilling story that takes place on the Christmas eve. The recently released movie has not only received appreciation from the audience, but has been applauded by celebrities too.

Also read: Vijay Sethupathi speaks up on being body shamed in Bollywood and Tamil industry, asks, ‘Chappal pehnega toh simple iska matlab kya?’


Journalist Details