From Jutt and Bond to James Bond

Published: December 11, 2014
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The Khoobsurat actor made 
a sweeping victory with a whopping 50 per cent 
vote PHOTOS: FILE

The Khoobsurat actor made a sweeping victory with a whopping 50 per cent vote PHOTOS: FILE

The cast of the new James Bond movie Spectre was announced recently and fans were blown away to see the likes of Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, and Monica Belluci star alongside Daniel Craig in the 24th Bond movie. The James Bond saga has been a massive hit in Hollywood through the years. A genre like Bond hasn’t been aped to the T in Bollywood, but if an actor had to play Bond, who would do justice to the role, is the burning question.

According to a poll conducted recently by bollywoodlife.com, asking fans and Bollywood buffs to vote for an actor, who they thought could be the James Bond of Bollywood – the options being Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor, the winner was Khan.

The Khoobsurat actor made a sweeping victory with a whopping 50 per cent vote in his kitty. No surprises there, as the hunk certainly has what it takes to be a Bond. Khan, handsome, debonair and talented is one of the best actors from Pakistan’s tele-serials, and is now taking over Bollywood. His rise to fame was his meticulous performances in dramas like Humsafar, Dastaan, Ashk and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. He also played the character Sarmad in the popular Pakistani movie Khuda Kay Liye.

Next came in Sidharth Malhotra who was backed up by 37 per cent of the votes. This Bollywood heartthrob is a force to reckon with. His latest film, Ek Villain, is racing towards the Rs 100 million club. It’s not been easy for an outsider to inch his way into Bollywood’s inside circle. But when Salman Khan turned up at his doorstep to toast the film’s success and gift him his watch, it proved that Sidharth had managed that feat. The Delhi boy admits that he can now go to bed without worrying that this alien world he entered four years ago as an assistant director to Tarun Mansukhani on Dostana, will be his one day, reported Times of India.

Arjun Kapoor received a mere 5 percent votes followed by Varun Dhawan who garnered the same per cent in the Bond race. The last one on the list was Ranbir Kapoor with a mere 2 per cent votes to back him up. Well looks like it’s Fawad all the way.

Poll results

Fawad Khan …………………………………………. 50%

Sidharth Malhotra ………………………………… 37%

Arjun Kapoor …………………………………………. 5%

Varun Dhawan ……………………………………….. 5%

Ranbir Kapoor         2%

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th,  2014.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Janet Garcia - Texas USA
    Dec 12, 2014 - 1:50AM

    Ali Zafar your need to move over Mr Kan has arrived also do not mention this to Shaan he still thinks he is relevant!

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  • John
    Dec 12, 2014 - 3:29AM

    Welcome to the average Indian’s mentality where “fair” is beautiful.I have lost count of the times my Indian friends asked me why the Pakistani men/women are so “sundar”

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  • Dr. Khan
    Dec 12, 2014 - 4:44AM

    Some one in the Express tribune loves Fawad Khan. Since when did we start seeing poll results from bollywoodlife making to front news?

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  • Pity
    Dec 12, 2014 - 10:29AM

    Poll or no poll, we Pakistanis love Fawad Khan :)

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  • sundar jannat
    Dec 12, 2014 - 10:46AM

    fawad khan, an indian james bond, working for india, against pakistan and portraying pakistan as evil. yes fawad khan is my choice.

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  • fawad 039
    Dec 12, 2014 - 10:50AM

    i definitely will choose fawad khan, only because, if there’s a movie on indian james bond, he will be working for india and show pakistan as a rouge nation.

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  • indian masala
    Dec 12, 2014 - 10:54AM

    my choice of bond girl would be humaima and the chemistry between fawad and humaima would be hardcore.

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  • SUB
    Dec 12, 2014 - 2:20PM

    @ET: Had you put a more relevant picture of FK with the title of this article.

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  • indyan bhopal
    Dec 12, 2014 - 2:52PM

    @sundar jannat: that is the only reason i voted for fawad.

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  • fawad bond
    Dec 12, 2014 - 2:57PM

    pathetic choice. he looks like a person with some unmentionable disease. surely indians see him as as one of themselves.

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  • LoveFawad
    Dec 14, 2014 - 3:08AM

    There’s no doubt that Fawad Khan is the most handsome in all of Bollywood. Good choice!

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  • Dec 14, 2014 - 2:39PM

    You are looking awesome bro proud of u to being a pakistani

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  • Nasir AJ
    Dec 14, 2014 - 9:37PM

    Fawad Khan you are going to rock Bollywood. Cheers for that and lots of luck

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  • Nasir AJ
    Dec 14, 2014 - 9:38PM

    Rocking Fawad Khan

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