Vijay Kumar – Ace Olympic Shooter on the Bond Inspiration
Subedar Major Vijay Kumar, the Olympic Silver medalist has been getting Bollywood movie offers after his return from London. While he wants his sole focus to be on the sport he says he doesn’t mind doing a Bollywood movie if it works out. When asked what genre of movies would interest him, he laughs and admits that James Bond movie are a real inspiration. He says that the action in Bond movies are a real thrill to watch and Vijay wouldn’t mind doing a movie inspired by Mr. 007. On being probed whether it’s the action or the Bond girls that interest him more, he just smiles coyly.
Vijay Kumar is a sport shooter from India. He made the country proud by winning the silver medal in the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Kumar hails from Barsar village, Himachal Pradesh and is presently a serving Subedar Major in the Indian Army. He has been posted at Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) Mhow since 2003 where he is being coached by the Russian Pavel Smirnov.