Oct 27, 2005 at 04:25pm IST

Gulshan Grover to act in Bond film

London: Bollywood 'Badman' Gulshan Grover will play the villain in the next Bond film.

"Appearing in the film will be a real honour for me and my country. I'm sure that I will be able to give it an Indian flavour," the 50-year-old said.

He will star opposite Daniel Craig, the British actor chosen to portray a tougher James Bond.

Grover, who recently split up with former Miss World Diana Hayden, has recently acted in a Robert Baer production.

The film, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, had Gulshan and his 19-year-old son Sanjay in the roles of a Pakistani father and son working at an oil rig in the Middle East.