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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 23:31 IST

Merry Christmas star talks about challenges of dubbing in Tamil

Earlier, Merry Christmas was slated for a December release. However, the team shifted their release to January 12 after Salaar makers preponed their release.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas poster | Image:IMDb
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The makers of upcoming Katrina Kaif-Vijay Sethupathi starrer Merry Christmas recently released their official trailer online, which received great response from netizens. The makers also released a Tamil version trailer at the same time. Reportedly, Merry Christmas was simultaneously shot in both Hindi and Tamil. During a recent interview, Katrina Kaif spoke about the challenges of the same.

Merry Christmas poster | Image: IMDb

Tamil and Malayalam are very difficult: Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi and director Sriram Raghavan recently partook in an interview with Mashable India team, where they spoke at length about the process of shooting this film on real locations and in two languages. During the same, Kaif spoke about how she was so stressed about learning the Tamil language. The Bang Bang actress added, “I was very very stressed and consumed with trying to learn my Tamil Lines. I wanted rehearse in a way, that they sound fresh and spontaneous [while shooting] . And that was for me a very very tough task.” Katrina Kaif also shared that among all Indian languages, she finds Tamil and Malayalam particularly difficult, noting how in these languages “it’s hard to distinguish between the consonants and vowels.”

In a recent public appearance, Katrina Kaif also stated that Merry Christmas was the most challenging movie of her career to date. 

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Merry Christmas was earlier scheduled for December release

Merry Christmas marks Kaif’s first collaboration with director Sriram Raghavan as well as Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi, who made his Hindi film debut earlier this year with Atlee’s Jawan. Besides Kaif and Sethupathi, the Hindi version of the film stars actors like Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand. Meanwhile, the Tamil version will have Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kevin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams in these respectively.

Earlier, the makers of Merry Christmas were planning for a December 2023 release. However, after the makers of Salaar decided to prepone their release, Merry Christmas decided to shift their release date to January 12 instead.

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 23:31 IST

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