The chance to play one of the world's most suave conmen, has led superstar Sanjay Dutt to say yes to playing the lead character, Charles, in People Pictures forthcoming racy thriller, Charles and I. The under production movie, which will be helmed by ace director Prawaal Raman, tells the story of this enigmatic criminal who sent the police forces in half a dozen countries on a wild-goose chase.
Talking about the choice of Sanjay Dutt for the lead role, writer and director of Charles & I, Prawaal Raman says, "Charles is a complex character - a charming man with a dangerous mind and dangerous intentions. Finding the right actor who has the ability to exude all these qualities at the same time was a tough call. We were looking for an actor who radiates star power coupled with the finest acting prowess to portray Charles. The only actor in my opinion who fit that profile was Sanjay Dutt".
Sanjay Dutt says, "It's a great role and I look forward to working on the film"
Aditya Shastri, CEO People Pictures, commenting on the project and the choice of the leading man says, "Sanjay Dutt is a terrific human being and a gifted actor who has the versatility to play diverse roles with unbeatable flair. Hence, we are very happy that he will be playing the lead role in Charles & I. This will be our first tent pole production and a very exciting project for us; we are working towards delivering an action packed, thrilling cat and mouse chase spanning 5 countries. The film takes us through the journey of two men. One who kills and cons people for pleasure and glory of being world famous and the other who will stop at nothing to bring the killer down. We are sure the audience will love it."
People Pictures, the entertainment arm of People Group, announced its foray into, filmed entertainment and movie-making business late last year. The company is currently working on 4 projects, and aims to become one of the creative film studios in the near future.