James Bond movies are one of the most awaited movies. For the last three Bond movies, we have seen Daniel Craig as the main protagonist. Does any Indian Bollywood star has it in him to be casted as James Bond and perhaps replace Daniel Craig?
Officially, there are 23 James Bond movies that have been released with Dr. No being the first one in 1962, where it was the legendary Sean Connery who played the lead role. The latest in the list of these movies is Skyfall, which was released on 1 November, 2012, where Daniel Craig
has played the protagonist's role. Many consider him to be one of the best in the business, but it is a debatable one.
When one talks about Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan
always finds a mention somewhere in the equation, who has also been brought into this topic by his fans, who are in huge numbers. One such fan, Priti Thapa from Darjeeling, said, “Shahrukh Khan will fit into the role of James Bond. He has got the attitude. He is a suave as well. His performance in Don reflects that he is good with his action too.” Another huge fan of SRK, Divya Juyal also agrees with Preeti and believes King khan to be an ideal one. It might be a flattering gift from her fans on his birthday today.
She further adds, “Shahrukh's charming and romantic image will help him play the role of James Bond perfectly well.” But, Divya also feels that the new kid on the block, Siddharth Malhotra could also be an ideal candidate for an Indian James Bond. She adds, “His personality, action, attitude, acting and charm goes well with the character of James Bond.” One may question the arrogance and the attitude of these two Bollywood actors. Both of them have the romantic image, but one seriously needs to look into their role as an Indian James Bond!
While another movie buff from Lucknow, Furquan finds it difficult to choose any Indian character who meets the standard of James Bond. But he answers after a long pause, “May be Hrithik Roshan. He has the looks to carry of a Bond image along with his cool attitude. He is the most stylish looking actor in Bollywood.” Hrithik may stand as one of th best Indian contenders for his performances in the past in movies such as Krish, Dhoom 1 and 2 has shown that he is capable of performing stunts with great efficiency and attitude. But, if James Bond was only about stunts, Akshay Kumar
could have been the best choice for Indian James Bond.
There are a host of rising stars in Bollywood as of now with the likes of Ranbir Kapoor
, Imran Khan, Ranveer Singh just to name a few. Will any of them fit into the role of James Bond? Kaustav Rakshit, who is currently pursuing his academics in Hyderabad
said, “My choice for Indian bollywood James Bond would be Ranbir Kapoor, as one can relate him to Pierce Bosman. James Bond is a super spy who can get in and out of any situation and also needs to act accordingly as an undercover, where his acting skills needs to be good and Ranbir has good acting skills as well. Ranbir is a good womaniser as well, which is required in a James Bond movie.” It is surprising enough, none of the movie buffs talked about Arjun Rampal or Salman Khan
for this role, who might give close competition to any Indian actor.
In most of the Bond movies, one sees that Bond gets out of difficult situations by making some intelligent and cunning moves outfoxing his enemies. He even beds girls and sometimes even kills them to get his job done. He does most of the things all by his own, which is one of the most important reasons why James Bond movies' plots revolve around Bond itself. James Bond needs to be a master of all trades - be it action, suspense, romance, cunning, wit, and be fashionable and even likeable. Do we see any Indian actor carrying all these traits? If yes, then the actor fits into the role of James Bond.