Rishi Kapoor to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 67-year-old James Bond from India?

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

UPDATE 10/07/2020 : 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 Rishi Kapoor become the Seventh James Bond?

Kapoor’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Besharam (2013), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) and Housefull 2 (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kapoor now is – what next?

Three reasons Rishi Kapoor 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 67-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Kapoor.
  3. It would give Rishi Kapoor a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Kapoor 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 Rishi Kapoor for James Bond.

“His name is Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 9, 2020
“He was perfect as Imraan in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 9, 2020
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 9, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kapoor has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 9, 2020

Rumors about Rishi Kapoor 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 Rishi Kapoor should be the next James Bond?

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