Just earlier than getting into the brand new world with James Bond, Daniel Craig had auditioned for a task in Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti. It’s not us spreading any rumours as none apart from the captain of the ship, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra himself made a revelation lately.
In his autobiography The Stranger within the Mirror, Mehra revealed that he needed to make a world cinema. For the identical, David Reid and Adam Bowling had been roped in as government producers. Thanks to them, actors Alice Patten and Steven Mackintosh got here on board. The duo performed the characters of Sue and James McKinley (jailor) respectively, within the movie.
As per the autobiography, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says, “I remember vividly that one of the people who auditioned for the part of James McKinley, the young jailor who walks Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to be hanged, was none other than current James Bond, Daniel Craig.”
Mehra additional shared that Craig might have been finalized for Rang De Basanti however he was in talks to play the following James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale.
“Daniel Craig was my first choice but he requested if we could allow some time as he was also being considered to be the next James Bond. The rest, as they say, is history,” he writes additional.
It would have been actually nice to see Daniel Craig sharing the display screen with Aamir Khan! Nonetheless, he earned lifetime fame along with his James Bond position.
On the work entrance, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofaan launched just a few days again on Amazon Prime Video. The movie stars Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in lead. It has acquired blended critiques up to now.