Shiney Ahuja to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 48-year-old James Bond from India?

Is Ahuja set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Shiney Ahuja.

UPDATE 08/08/2022 : 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 Shiney Ahuja become the Seventh James Bond?

Ahuja’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Gangster (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ahuja now is – what next?

Three reasons Shiney Ahuja 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 48-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ahuja.
  3. It would give Shiney Ahuja a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Ahuja. Shiney Ahuja!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 7, 2022
“He was perfect as Daya Shankar in Gangster, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 7, 2022
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 7, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ahuja has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 7, 2022

Rumors about Shiney Ahuja 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 Shiney Ahuja should be the next James Bond?

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