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Indian tourism set to receive boost from new James Bond film

World-famous secret agent James Bond could be about to offer tourism in India a welcome boost, with carefully placed rumours suggesting the next blockbuster could be filmed in the country.

The famously globetrotting 007 could call upon Mumbai during the next installment of the mega-franchise according to local sources.

Government permission has been granted to shoot in the city, Rahul Soni of India Take One Productions told the BBC.

Goa and New Delhi could also be on the itinerary if the post-production source is to be believed.

If true, the new film, which is as yet unnamed, would be the second Bond film to visit India, following in the footsteps of 1980s classic Octopussy.

The 13th in the series, that film was shot extensively at a palace in Udaipur in India, and starred Indian tennis star Vijay Amrithraj and actor Kabir Bedi.

The 23rd Bond film will be directed by Sam Mendes and released on November 9th 2012.