Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Craig, who reprised his role as the iconic super spy James Bond in “Spectre”, is in love with the merriment, music and thrill of Bollywood.
He says the Hindi film industry has mastered the art of capturing the “exuberance” and “celebration” of life on camera “exceptionally well”.
The actor, who has travelled to Kerala and shot in Goa in the past, also shared that he loves to watch Bollywood films and thinks they are “fabulous”.
“Yes! I have watched them (Bollywood movies) and they are fabulous. The exuberance, the life, the celebration, which Bollywood movies showcase, that’s what movies are about really.
“In the end it boils down to making movies for the audience that they enjoy watching and experience thrill which is what we try to do with Bond. Bollywood does that exceptionally well,” Craig said in an interview to &pictures.
India missed its chance to get a sneak peak into the world of Bond, which runs high on beautiful women, gadgets, and cars along with a dose of glamour and glitz, in 2012 as director Sam Mendes had to abandon his plans to shoot the 23rd James Bond movie “Skyfall” in Mumbai over some shooting difficulties.
As far as his character is concerned, Craig asserts that with every film Bond gets “a bit older and a bit wiser”.
“I have a script to work on, and we work on that very carefully for a long period of time before we start shooting the film. I believe in exploring the character and seeing what he’s capable of doing and gauging his limits and then pushing those limits,” said Craig, who is dropping hints that “Spectre” can be his last Bond film.
The actor is all praise for the film’s director as well.
“I love working with Sam and we have developed a relationship now which is very creative and we push each other and he protects me a great deal,” Craig said.
“Spectre”, also starring Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes, is the 24th instalment of the film franchise.
Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Spectre” will release in India on November 20 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.