Pulkit Samrat to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 38-year-old James Bond from India?

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

UPDATE 19/01/2022 : 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 Pulkit Samrat become the Seventh James Bond?

Samrat’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Fukrey (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Samrat now is – what next?

Three reasons Pulkit Samrat 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 38-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Samrat.
  3. It would give Pulkit Samrat a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Samrat. Pulkit Samrat!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 18, 2022
“He was perfect as Hunny in Fukrey, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 18, 2022
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 18, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Samrat has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 18, 2022

Rumors about Pulkit Samrat 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 Pulkit Samrat should be the next James Bond?

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