Bollywood star Gulshan Grover has confirmed he'll be the latest Bond baddie when 007 returns in Casino Royale.

The MY BOLLYWOOD BRIDE star revealed all to newspaper The Times of India, but insisted he, like the rest of the world, has no idea who will play superspy Bond in the new movie, which will start shooting in the Czech Republic in January (06).

He says, "I met the (Bond) producers in LA a week ago. They are yet to announce this on their official website. That's because they first want to announce the next Bond.

"As of now, they haven't zeroed in on who will play the central role. At least 300 actors have been considered for the role."

Goran Visnjic and Aussie actor Julian McMahon are among the favourites to land the 007 role, while rumours persist that Pierce Brosnan will return for one more movie.