Craig confirms that Bond 23 is going to India


One of the best part of Bond films is that they function as an amazing travelog as well. Bond has been all over the world and shown us the finer (and seedier) sides of it. It seems the international man of mystery will be returning to a locale when Bond 23 hits the big screen as Daniel Craig has confirmed through numerous interviews that pre-production plans and the script have them filming in India.

The last time Bond went to India was in Octopussy with Roger Moore, and while the film did shoot in India a lot has happened since then so shooting there again is easily understandable. It also makes sense in light of world events and the rapidly growing importance of India’s economy in the rest of the world. If there is one thing the Bond films have always done well its not only change their filmmaking style to the times, but also stay relevant in a social way as well. 

MI6 claims that the crew will be filming there over three months with the main cast and crew there for around three weeks. Possible locations are Konkan Railway, the Red Fort, and Mumbai city streets doubled at the sprawling Big ND Studio located in Karjay, near Mumbai.

[via MI6]

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