Will they Bond?

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ji­gar Shah ■ ji­gar.shah@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The lat­est in­stall­ment of the James Bond fran­chise just hit the­atres in In­dia. Over the years, apart from the buzz around the male pro­tag­o­nist, there has been much spec­u­la­tion over who plays the ‘Bond girl’ in th­ese movies. Hol­ly­wood ac­tresses who have been seen in the films in the re­cent past in­clude Monica Bel­lucci, Halle Berry and Eva Green, among oth­ers. When we spoke to in­dus­try ex­perts to understand which In­dian hero­ine would be suit­able to play the fe­male lead, if a Bond movie was to be made in In­dia, var­ied names poured in. Cast­ing di­rec­tor Mukesh Ch­habra says, “One per­son who would fit the mould is Kriti Sanon.”

Nan­dini Shrikent, cast­ing di­rec­tor says, “Kan­gana Ra­naut would be a good choice. She is very quirky and stylish. She can be a very good femme fa­tale in the film.” Trade ex­pert Taran Adarsh’s vote goes for Ka­t­rina Kaif. “She can carry off the role really well, thanks to her west­ern­ised looks. Also, she has the kind of aura that is as­so­ci­ated with be­ing a Bond girl,” says Adarsh. Ch­habra also thinks Deepika Padukone is a good choice. “She’s tall and beau­ti­ful, has lovely eyes, and is some­one who will look good in ac­tion scenes,” he says.

L to R: Kan­gana Ra­naut, Ka­t­rina Kaif, Kriti Sanon and Deepika Padukone

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