Farhan Akhtar to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from India?

Is Akhtar set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Farhan Akhtar.

UPDATE 17/09/2021 : 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 Farhan Akhtar become the Seventh James Bond?

Akhtar’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Akhtar now is – what next?

Three reasons Farhan Akhtar 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 47-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Akhtar.
  3. It would give Farhan Akhtar a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Akhtar. Farhan Akhtar!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 16, 2021
“He was perfect as Imraan in You Don't Get Life a Second Time, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 16, 2021
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Akhtar has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 16, 2021

Rumors about Farhan Akhtar 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 Farhan Akhtar should be the next James Bond?

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