Even as the makers of the James Bond franchise are still looking for a worthy replacement to the very dashing Daniel Craig, speculation is rife about who the next Bond girl shall be. And this time, if there is any truth to the talks, two of our top Bollywood ladies — Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone — are also vying for the coveted role. Currently, both PC and Deepika are in the US shooting for their respective Hollywood projects and there is a good chance that either of them might bag this plum project. In fact, buzz is that both of them have already auditioned for the role and have expressed a strong interest to come on board.
A source said, “Deepika is finishing the final leg of xXx — she had given them bulk dates for the film. And over the past 18 months Priyanka Chopra has been shooting for Quantico, and only recently she started work on Baywatch too. Both actresses have very strong teams there who are deftly managing their work and have been pitching them to various Hollywood studios. And they have also made it clear to their respective agents that they are not interested in doing two-bit roles.” Besides Priyanka and Deepika, there are a few other names too that are being considered. The source adds, “Who wouldn’t want to be the Bond girl? It’s a role that’s on everyone’s wish list but only the chosen one gets it. Now, it’s entirely up to the makers.”