Talking about ‘Merry Christmas’, it is a genre-defying tale from the director of Johnny Gaddaar, Badlapur, and Andhadhun. With the promise that it’s as different from those films as they are from each other
Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra. Pics/Yogen Shah
The second half of 2023 is going to witness several big Bollywood clashes.
Sunny Deol’s next ‘Gadar 2’ will be facing a clash with Akshay Kumar’s ‘OMG 2’ on August 11 and Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sam Bahadur’ will be clashing with Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’ on December 1.
And now on Tuesday, the makers of the upcoming thriller film ‘Merry Christmas’ announced the film’s official release date.
Starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, the film is all set to hit the theatres on December 15.
Interestingly, ‘Merry Christmas’ will be facing a clash with Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming action thriller film ‘Yodha’.
Soon after the makers of ‘Merry Christmas’ dropped the film’s posters and the new release date, Karan Johar took to his Threads account and reacted without naming anyone or any film.
He wrote, “Clashing on a date without the courtesy of a phone call is hopefully not the way forward for the studios and producers …. If we don’t stand united in these tough and challenging theatrical days then calling us a fraternity is futile….”
The filmmaker seems to be referring to Sriram Raghavan and Ramesh Taurani, who are co-producing Katrina and Vijay-starrer ‘Merry Christmas.’
Several users swamped down the comment section and shared their thoughts on the clash.
“And not to forget you too clashed with ajay’s shivaay and even released simbaa just a week post zero. So it’s fine karan movies do clash it’s normal,” a user commented.
Another user wrote, “Where was the fraternity and all the support when he clashed ADHM with Shivaay?”
Talking about ‘Merry Christmas’, it is a genre-defying tale from the director of Johnny Gaddaar, Badlapur, and Andhadhun. With the promise that it’s as different from those films as they are from each other.
‘Merry Christmas’ is shot in two languages, with different supporting actors.
The Hindi version co-stars Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand, while the Tamil version has Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kevin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams in the same roles. This will surely add an extra layer of anticipation for fans worldwide. The film also introduces Pari, a child actor.
Ashwini Kalsekar and Radhika Apte are seen in exciting cameos.
Taking to Instagram, Tips films dropped the posters of the film which they captioned, “We decided to cut short the wait for the Christmas cheer! #MerryChristmas releasing in theatres near you ON 15th DECEMBER 2023.”
Apart from this, Katrina will be seen in Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming film ‘Jee Le Zara’ along with Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra.
The film promises to be another tale of friendship following the lineage of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’.
She will also be next seen in the upcoming action-thriller film ‘Tiger 3’ opposite Salman Khan. The film is all set to hit the theatres on the occasion of Diwali 2023.
Vijay Sethupathi, on the other hand, will be seen in Atlee’s ‘Jawan’.
View this post on Instagram
Talking about ‘Yodha’, the film stars Sidharth Malhotra, Disha Patani and Rashii Khanna in the lead roles.
Earlier the film was first scheduled to release on November 11, 2022, post that the makers pushed the release date to July 2023, then the makers decided to postpone the film to September 15.
Now the makers have decided to release their film on December 15.
Talking about the film Sidharth earlier said, “As an artist, you would want to work on scripts that bring out the best in you. This truly unveiled a newer version of me, which I am very thankful for. The amount of love I have received from audiences and fans is magical. I can’t wait to showcase what Yodha has for them.”
Apart from that, he will also be making his digital debut with the upcoming web series ‘Indian Police Force’.
Helmed by Rohit Shetty, the series also stars Vivek Oberoi and Shilpa Shetty in pivotal roles and will stream exclusively on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.
Which film are you eagerly waiting for?
This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever