Riz guns for Bond

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RIS­ING star Riz Ahmed wants the chance to bat­tle Daniel Craig in the new James Bond movie.

Riz, who will learn this week­end if he will win an Emmy for his role in The Night Of, fan­cies him­self as a vil­lain.

Daniel will re­turn to play 007 for a fi­nal time with film­ing start­ing next year, but scriptwrit­ers are still thrash­ing out the plot.

And Lon­doner Riz, 34, wants to be in­volved. He said: “Of course. Who doesn’t want to be a Bond vil­lain? It sounds like fun.”

The ac­tor, who also starred in Rogue One, says he would en­joy fight­ing Daniel. But he added: “I think we would know who would win that fight…me.”

The star said he was glad to have bro­ken into Hol­ly­wood at a time when black, Asian and Mus­lim ac­tors are not sim­ply dis­missed as be­ing the bad guys.

He said he would have quit act­ing if that dy­namic had not changed.

AM­BI­TION: Ac­tor Ahmed

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