Bollywood & TV
TOI Posted Randeep Hooda’s Photo On News Of Charles Sobhraj’s Release, The Actor Reacts
Randeep Hooda is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and most talented actors of the industry, however it is also true that he hasn’t got his due which makes him one of the most underrated actors of Bollywood too. Randeep Hooda is known for getting into the skin of the character whether he plays a lead actor, a cop, a criminal or any other character.
He played the lead role of serial k*ller Charles Sobhraj in his movie “Main aur Charles” (2015) and though the movie was a flop on the box-office yet Randeep’s acting was loved by critics.
Recently the French serial k*ller whose full name is Charles Gurumukh Sobhraj Hotchand Bhawnani and is also known as B*kini K*ller, The Serpent and Splitting K*ller was in news as he was released from the jail on the orders of Supreme Court of Nepal.
Charles Sobhraj whose father was Indian and mother was Vietnamese was in prison in Nepal since 2003 and was serving imprisonment on m*rd*r charges. It is being said that Charles Sobhraj has taken lives of around 15-20 people in between 1972 and 1976.
A leading publication “Times of India” also published the news about the release of Charles Sobhraj but instead of posting photo of real Charles Sobhraj, the publication printed the pic of Randeep Hooda from his movie “Main aur Charles” in which the actor played the character of Charles Sobhraj.
The error was noticed by Randeep Hooda and he asked the publication whether it is a back-handed compliment or they got confused between the real and the reel.
This is what Randeep Hooda’s tweet read, “Is that a back handed compliment @timesofindia or did you genuinely get confused between the ‘real’ and ‘reel’ Charles Sobhraj?”
Is that a back handed compliment @timesofindia or did you genuinely get confused between the "real" and “reel” Charles Sobhraj ? 🤔😜 pic.twitter.com/5Fa1DwMjra
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) December 23, 2022
Twitterati reacted soon on the mistake made by the publication but majority were full of praises for the actor for playing the character so realistically. Check out some selected reactions:
What could be a better compliment than this 😊 @RandeepHooda
— Navniet Sekera (@navsekera) December 24, 2022
Your acting is just very realistic 😂
— Udit Goenka (@iuditg) December 24, 2022
लगता है संपादक महोदय कुछ ज़्यादा ही कन्फ्यूज़ हो गए रणदीप भाई !!!!!
जो कुछ तस्वीर गूगल पर हाथ लगी, तुरंत ही पेल दी …😜🤪
— Major Amit Bansal (Veteran) (@majoramitbansal) December 23, 2022
They got confused cause you literally metamorphosed into Charles Sobhraj for that role. Can't blame them!
— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) December 23, 2022
Shows acting intensity pumped in the role. Take it as an achievement.
— Rajiv Kumar Mishra (@rajivjournalist) December 23, 2022
@timesofindia editor now😅 pic.twitter.com/ljVZf30Tfb
— santosh jr (@santoshjr9) December 23, 2022
Sloppy fact check. But yes, you've been closer in looks to Sobhraj in the film than the others who've played him
— Siddhartha Basu (@babubasu) December 24, 2022
oh… Human mistake. But you really made it difficult to differentiate b/w REAL and REEL.
— पन्ना लाल (@itsmepanna) December 23, 2022
While Randeep Hooda played the character in a great manner, we feel that makeup artist and costume designer should also be praised for making Randeep Hooda look like real Charles Sobhraj in the photo and the movie as well. What do you say?