Randeep Hooda’s Upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Main Aur Charles’ directed by Pawaal Raman is totally based on the famous Tihar Jail Break of 1986 of Charles Sobhraj. Charles Sobhraj is currently in Kathmandu Jail and it’s almost impossible to meet him. But on Sunday morning, Randeep Hooda managed to do this impossible. Randeep hooda along with his director met Charles, now a 72 years old man in Kathmandu Jail. Excerpts from an exclusive conversation with Randeep on his meeting with the man he portrays on screen this Friday.
They met him in the area of mulaqat for about 10 minutes and Charles was at a distance of seven feet from Randeep Hooda and director Pawaal Raman. It’s said, It’s not difficult to meet him, it’s almost impossible. They had to go through a lot to meet him and finally got the permission but even after that when they landed in Kathmandu, There was still not allowed to meet him initially for them.
Description of Randeep Hooda & Charles Sobhraj’s meet
I had gone dressed looking myself and not dressed as Charles, so when he saw me he could not recognise till I told him, ‘I am the guy who plays Charles.’ He looked at me with a long silence and then gave me a thumbs up. I had heard from our sources that he had seen the trailer of our film on his TV there and had liked it. We wanted to present him the poster of the movie. But he had not only already seen the poster, but had already put it up on the wall of the jail. We sent him some posters to sign and he not only signed them but also wrote his best wishes for us. He told us how seeing the trailer, he felt that the film was a great quality product and seeing it, he felt nostalgic about his young life. He told us how it needed guts for producers to make a film like this and he applauded Prawaal Raman for capturing it right. He was specially very high on the fact that I could portray him so correctly. He asked me, ‘Where did you get my speech and mannerisms?’ I said, ‘Out of your available footage.’ He said, ‘Spot on.’ Generosity is a big part of his nature wherever he goes. He requested for a screening of the movie after it releases not only for himself, but also for all his 3,000 inmates. He asked me whether it would be possible. I said, ‘Yes. We will need to take permission but we will try our best.’
How do Randeep Hooda feel after met him? Randeep Hooda say’s –
I am so happy meeting him. It was such a surreal experience for me. He was everything larger than life that I had expected him to be. He was surrounded by security and a lot of his young boys that he pampers and he was all like enthusiastic about meeting us. I thought he was so full of life, almost virile. He is still such a handsome man. Even at the age of 72, he has his aura fully intact.
__________________Have You Seen the official trailer of ‘Main Aur Charles” ______________