Believe it or not: Daniel Craig says Bollywood, Bond films alike
In the end it boils down to making movies for the audience that they enjoy watching and experience thrill which is what we try to do with Bond. Bollywood does that exceptionally well,” says Daniel Craig who is back as James Bond with Spectre that hit theatres across the world last week, The film get an India release on November 20.hollywood Updated: Nov 13, 2015 11:16 IST
He is back as the most loved spy - James Bond - and guess what’s his new found love? Hollywood actor Daniel Craig has said that he is in love with the merriment, music and thrill of Bollywood.
The Spectrestar says the Hindi film industry has mastered the art of capturing the “exuberance” and “celebration” of life on camera “exceptionally well”. “Yes! I have watched them (Bollywood movies) and they are fabulous. The exuberance, the life, the celebration, which Bollywood movies showcase, that’s what movies are about really. In the end it boils down to making movies for the audience that they enjoy watching and experience thrill which is what we try to do with Bond. Bollywood does that exceptionally well,” Craig said in an interview.
Daniel Craig, who has travelled to Kerala and shot in Goa in the past, also shared that he loves to watch Bollywood films and thinks they are “fabulous”.
India missed its chance to get a sneak peak into the world of Bond, which runs high on beautiful women, gadgets, and cars along with a dose of glamour and glitz, in 2012 as director Sam Mendes had to abandon his plans to shoot the 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall in Mumbai over some shooting difficulties.
As far as his character is concerned, Craig asserts that with every film Bond gets “a bit older and a bit wiser”. “I have a script to work on, and we work on that very carefully for a long period of time before we start shooting the film. I believe in exploring the character and seeing what he’s capable of doing and gauging his limits and then pushing those limits,” said Craig, who has been dropping hints that Spectre can be his last Bond film.
The actor is all praise for the film’s director as well. “I love working with Sam and we have developed a relationship now which is very creative and we push each other and he protects me a great deal,” Craig said.
Watch the trailer of Spectre
Spectre, stars Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes, is the 24th instalment of the film franchise. Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Spectre will release in India on November 20 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.