Sanjay Dutt to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 61-year-old James Bond from India?

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

UPDATE 26/09/2020 : 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 Sanjay Dutt become the Seventh James Bond?

Dutt’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Om Shanti Om (2007), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Dutt now is – what next?

Three reasons Sanjay Dutt 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 61-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dutt.
  3. It would give Sanjay Dutt a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Dutt. Sanjay Dutt!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 25, 2020
“He was perfect as Raghu in Vaastav: The Reality, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 25, 2020
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 25, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dutt has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 25, 2020

Rumors about Sanjay Dutt 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 Sanjay Dutt should be the next James Bond?

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