Shahrukh Khan to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 55-year-old James Bond from India?

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

UPDATE 28/10/2021 : 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 Shahrukh Khan become the Seventh James Bond?

Khan’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Don 2 (2011) and Om Shanti Om (2007). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Khan now is – what next?

Three reasons Shahrukh Khan 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 55-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Khan.
  3. It would give Shahrukh Khan a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Khan. Shahrukh Khan!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 27, 2021
“He was perfect as Don / Vijay in Don, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 27, 2021
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 27, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Khan has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 27, 2021

Rumors about Shahrukh Khan 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 Shahrukh Khan should be the next James Bond?

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