Daniel Craig to visit Delhi in June, meet PM Narendra Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 24, 2016 11:34 IST
James Bond star Daniel Craig will visit India in June. He will participate in a charity football match alongside Bollywood actors.

If all goes right, James Bond star Daniel Craig will be in India in June. The actor, who is in the midst of will-he-won’t-he over playing 007 again, will reportedly participate in a charity football match in Delhi on June 11.

The high profile match will see Bollywood personalities such as Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra taking on a team of politicians led by Manoj Tiwari and Babul Supriyo. Craig will undoubtedly be the star attraction at the event which is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, among others.

The Bollywood team will include Ranbir Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra and Abhishek Bachchan.

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According to a Times of India report, the actor would be here courtesy his connection with Italian activist-diplomat Angelo Antonio Toriello and his organisation, Humanicy. The organisation is spearheading the big-ticket charity match.

Sources told the newspaper that Craig will reach Delhi on June 10 and will stay here for two days. “We are still sorting out the details of his itinerary. During his time in Delhi, he may meet Narendra Modi, and he also wants to associate with some social cause in India. He may also visit Mumbai to meet some other Bollywood actors,” the report quoted a source as saying.

British actor Daniel Craig talks during the opening ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Monday. (AP)

The British star was also named by the UN as a global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosives in March this year. On Monday, Craig called for the global superpowers to come together to rescue those displaced by war and famine at the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.

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