These days many South Indian actors are working in Hindi films. Tamil film actor Vijay Sethupathi will be seen opposite Katrina Kaif in the film Merry Christmas. Explaining the reasons for casting Vijay in the film, producer of the film Ramesh Taurani says, "The idea to cast Vijay was Sriram Raghavan's. Vijay is the right casting for this film. Vijay is a very nice person. The experience of working with them is great. Despite being such a big star, he is a down-to-earth person.
It is a lot of fun working with them. When we had cast Vijay, neither RRR film nor Pushpa nor KGF came. It is not at all that we have cast South actors seeing their fame. The good thing is that Vijay already knows how to speak Hindi. He will also be seen speaking Hindi in this film. Talking about the title of the film, Ramesh said that the story of the film is set around Christmas Eve, hence the title is Merry Christmas. Most of the shooting has been done in Mumbai. Will release the film on 23 December.