Who can play Charles Sobhraj better – Saif Ali Khan or Emraan Hashmi?

Tue, May 15, 2012 9:30am IST by
Who can play Charles Sobhraj better – Saif Ali Khan or Emraan Hashmi?

Saif Ali Khan has the edge over Emraan Hashmi, but after the stupendous success of The Dirty Picture and Jannat 2, Emraan may walk away with the meaty role

Kumar Mangat, producer of unusual films like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Bittoo Boss is gearing up for his next venture based on alleged serial killer Charles Sobhraj’s life. The film, which will be a mega-budget adventure thriller, has been costed at around Rs 40 crore. This is the same flick that Prawaal Raman was to direct with Sanjay Dutt in the lead a few years back. The project was shelved for some undisclosed reason.

And now Mangat’s son Abhishek Pathak is all set to develop the project his father once planned with Dutt. We hear that Abhishek is trying to rope in Emraan Hashmi or Saif Ali Khan for the lead role. The makers have also found a way out of the legal tangle of making a film on the controversial individual. The makers will not officially declare it to be a Charles Sobhraj biopic, but a film inspired by certain incidents in the criminal’s life. Tentatively titled Jailbreak, the central idea of the film will mainly revolve around how Charles Shobhraj managed to escape from Tihar Jail in 1986.

With films like Ek Haseena Thi, Race and Agent Vinod, Saif has proved time and again that he can portray a dark and adventure-freaky character convincingly. Similarly, Emraan has proved his acting skills with Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai, Murder 2, The Dirty Picture and Jannat 2. Though Saif is senior to Emraan and can do justice to the role loosely based on Sobhraj’s life, it is Emraan who is ruling the roost at the moment. Emraan’s fan base is growing with every passing day and his unconventional looks have helped him bag good roles.

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  • BALA

    Saif has got the right body language and right attitude to fit in to the role of CHARLES SOBRAJ

    • Raymond

      Nana Patekar, as he looks a gangster.

  • Arjun

    It should be Emraan Hashmi.

  • Mira

    Abhishek’s father never planned the project with Dutt. It was being produced by someone else. Get your facts right. However, I think Saif fits the bill the best if they don’t make another Agent Vinod…

  • Saad

    Emraan Hashmi can play all types of roles …. he should be casted as CHARLES SOBRAJ

  • abhash

    Emmran hashmi ! Its a emmrans job ! Trust me in this.

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  • Julie Clarke

    The Australian writers who first lifted the lid on Charles Sobhraj way back in 1979, and who tracked down his accomplices ‘wives’ and surviving victims, produced a chilling account of this serial killer without borders. Working out of Delhi, Thailand, Paris and Katmandu, tailed by bribe-seeking cops and tracking down corpses, they created a haunting portrait of a psychopath. Instead of a jaded gangster romp, couldn’t Bollywood rise to a higher form of film-making?

  • avijit

    saif ali khan is undoubtedly the best to play the above role.

    saif is superstar so no comparison with an struggling actor like eraan.

    heaven and hell difference in acting skills

    saif is in big league of actor while a flop eraan now is rising.

    • smriti

      no doubt emraan………. saif does not have variations in his acting and take any movie of emraan the graph of acting is improving with every movie

    • Zaheer AFtab

      Emraan is the father of saif baby…. He can do much and most better than your Saif’

  • sk

    emraan hashmi rockkkkksssssss

  • Jiju

    Emraan…… Emraan…. Emraan….. No can beat him… He is the one and only HERO…….

  • Madhu

    Emraan Hashmi….. I loved him best in Zehar & Akshar & Murder…….

  • Shalini

    Emmi is d bst….no doubt he’ll do better than saif

  • reyansh

    No khan only EMRAAN