Daniel Craig’s SPECTRE will be shown in India with a few cuts. James Bond movies, besides having some thrilling action, also features some of the most glamorous women around. Unfortunately, for the Indian audience, James Bond will have to tone down the lenght of his kisses to those lovely ladies.
Quoting a source, “Both of Daniel Craig’s kisses with his co-stars have been reduced by 50 per cent. The censor board had nothing against James Bond kissing. But the length of the kisses were found to be unnecessarily excessive.”
No wonder, the social media is abuzz with jokes about #SanskariJamesBond.
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‘Bond’ Daniel Craig Feels Bollywood Movies Perfectly Capture the Celebrations of Life
Hollywood actor Daniel Craig (known for his James Bond roles) loves watching Bollywood movies, and feel that Hindi movies have mastered the art of capturing the celebrations of life on screen.
Of late, Bollywood has been attracting lots of foreign talent and even Hollywood actors are considering acting in Hindi movies. And although Daniel Craig is busy with his Bond movies and has no intention of working in Hindi films right now, he did reveal that he’s fond of watching Bollywood movies.
The James Bond star loves Hindi movies for its depiction of merriment and music, and feels that Bollywood knows the formula to thrill the audience. Unlike Hollywood movies, which rely on stunning locations, breathtaking actions, great script, to excite the audience, Bollywood does the same by showing exuberance and celebration of life.
Daniel Craig has also been to India before (Kerala and Goa).
James Bond Filming in Mumbai Was Cancelled
In the past, James Bond movie ‘Octopussy’, featuring Roger Moore was filmed in India, where most of the scenes were shot in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. However, that was way back in 1983. In recent times, Mumbai lost out on an opportunity to host the crew of James Bond film ‘Skyfall’.
James Bond movie Skyfall, featuring Daniel Craig, was earlier planned to be shot in Mumbai, but was later shot in Istanbul
As per the original plan, few scenes of the James Bond movie “Skyfall” were supposed to be shot in Mumbai, however, due to some shooting difficulties, the plan was cancelled and the location was changed to a foreign location.
The shoot, however, was not cancelled because of lack of help from the local authorities.
So what went wrong?
The director of Skyfall ‘Sam Mendes’ wanted to shoot the opening scene of the movie, a chase scene, in the most crowded areas of Mumbai. The scenes would have seen Bond racing through a densely populated market, jumping on a motorbike and eventually fighting an opponent on top of a train. For the scenes, the director wanted to capture the chaos in the densely populated areas of Mumbai, but then he realized that it was “incredibly difficult” to shoot in the narrow and chaotic streets of Mumbai.
“It is logistically incredibly difficult to shut down the center of an enormous Indian city. We tried to make it work and to embrace the chaos, but in the end there were too many dangers – I don’t mean from people trying to sabotage production, but there are narrow streets that are difficult to film in. I was very disappointed,” Mendes said.
The director then checked out places like Cape Town and Johannesburg for shooting but finally settled for Istanbul, where the scenes were shot.
Well, India definitely missed an opportunity to get a sneak peak into the world of Bond, which runs high on beautiful women, gadgets, and cars along with a grand dose of glamour and glitz.