It was earlier reported that filmmaker Sriram Raghavan's next titled Merry Christmas will see Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi pair up for the first time. But, did you know, the renowned director had approached Salman Khan for the film. Surprisingly, it was not the first time that Sriram offered a film to Salman. Sriram wanted to work with Salman in a thriller, but things didn't work out. Reportedly, Salman liked Sriram's work but felt Merry Christmas is a small film that won't fit a superstar like him. He would like to do a mainstream commercial film with Sriram.