Actor Gulshan Grover stated that regardless that he was fired from Casino Royale—he was solid because the villain Le Chiffre within the movie, Daniel Craig’s first as James Bond—he can’t be avoided enjoying an antagonist in a 007 film for too lengthy. “One day I will play a Bond villain, I’m sure,” he advised RJ Siddharth Kannan in a brand new interview.
This just isn’t the primary time that Gulshan Grover has spoken about this incident. He had beforehand advised Rediff that due to his incapability to maintain a lid on his casting, and the fault of a gossipy buddy, the information leaked within the British press, which actually upset the Bond producers.
Asked if this was a hearsay, Gulshan Grover stated that the story is completely true. He stated within the new interview, “I had signed the agreement. Casino Royale was the film. I shared the news with one of my closest friends in London. The biggest newspaper, the Daily Mirror, ran a story with the headline ‘Bollywood’s Bond villain’. Everything that I had said the previous night had been printed. That upset everybody. They said I hadn’t respected the contract, and various other things happened, and I had to leave.”
Previously, the actor had recognized the function he was up for was none aside from Le Chiffre, the first antagonist of the movie. The character was finally performed by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.
Interestingly, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra revealed in his autobiography not too long ago that Daniel Craig had auditioned for an element in Rang De Basanti, however was pressured to drop out as a result of he was solid as Bond across the identical time.
Craig performed the long-lasting British spy for the ultimate time this 12 months, within the critically and commercially profitable No Time to Die. Oscar-winner Rami Malek performed the antagonist Safin within the movie, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.