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It's a great role: Sanju

entertainment Updated: May 06, 2008 15:08 IST

The chance to play one of the world's most suave conmen Charles Sobraj, has led superstar Sanjay Dutt to say yes to playing the lead character, Charles, in People Pictures forthcoming racy thriller, Charles and I.

Sanjay Dutt says, "It's a great role and I look forward to working on the film."

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."

He further adds," 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 that 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".

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."