Amitabh Bachchan to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 77-year-old James Bond from India?

Is Bachchan set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Amitabh Bachchan.

UPDATE 03/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to New Delhi wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Amitabh Bachchan become the Seventh James Bond?

Bachchan’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Great Gatsby (2013), Paa (2009) and Om Shanti Om (2007). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bachchan now is – what next?

Three reasons Amitabh Bachchan would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 77-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bachchan.
  3. It would give Amitabh Bachchan a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Bachchan To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Sunday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Amitabh Bachchan for James Bond.

“His name is Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 2, 2020
“He was perfect as Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 2, 2020
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 2, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bachchan has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 2, 2020

Rumors about Amitabh Bachchan stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?

Do you think Amitabh Bachchan should be the next James Bond?

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