Bollywood News: Seems like the Bollywood Fever is just on its way to sweep away Hollywood this time. JAMES Bond could have a Bollywood-style makeover if a billion-dollar movie deal gets the go ahead.
According to a Daily Star, A Popular News Agency based in UK,+ MagaMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns the 007 franchise, is in financial turmoil and is set to be bailed out by Indian movie giants Reliance Big Pictures.
Reliance Big Pictures is a company owned by Anil Ambani who wants to snap up MGM for a knockdown price of about $1.5billion. Sources close to the tycoon reckon he wants to buy MGM to help his bid to become the world’s most powerful movie mogul.
Anil Ambani already owns a stake in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio and has struck deals with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jim Carrey and Julia Roberts to develop their films.
If the deal goes ahead, Ambani will gain the rights to the Bond movies, which could see an Indian flavour in future 007 adventures. A source said: “Anil is desperate to become the biggest mover and shaker in world movies and buying MGM is central to that plan.”
MGM plan to release a new Bond film in 2011, starring Daniel Craig.