Spanish crime drama television series, La casa de papel or Money Heist as we popularly know it has emerged as one of the most watched television series recently. The winner of the ‘Best Drama series’ and several other awards in the 46th International Emmy Awards, Money Heist has been critically acclaimed for its intriguing plot, acting and direction. It has become the most-watched non-English television series and one of the most watched shows on Netflix.
While the likes of Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte and Paco Tous have done a tremendous job to bring life to this popular Television series, we believe that there is plenty of talent in Bollywood to remake this great popular series.
We re-imagine Money Heist with a Bollywood cast.
1. Ayushmann Khurrana as El Profesor
Recently Ayushmann himself expressed his interest to play The Professor in a tweet.
After watching Ayushmann play Bela ciao from Money heist on piano during his quarantine with his hair and beard all growing like El Professor, we hope we would be the perfect man for this role
2. Alia Bhatt as Tokyo
Well, we saw Alia as the fierce and possessive girlfriend in Gully Boy just like Tokyo is possessive about Rio and goes any lengths to save him. She could certainly be as good as Úrsula Corberó who plays Rio in the original version.
3. Radhika Apte as Nairobi
It would be interesting to see a talented and versatile actress like Radhika playing the mother of a kid who’s in the heist to get her son back. Besides, Radhika and Netflix are an eternal pair!
4. Rishi Kapoor as Moscow
Who better than him? Almost the same age and an actor par excellence, Rishi Kapoor can replace Paco Tous as Moscow in the Bollywood version.
5. Ishan Khattar as Rio
The young kid in the block, Ishan Khattar would be perfect to play Rio. And, we’d love to see her romance an older Alia!
6. Tabu as Raquel
We saw the mettle and grit and Tabu who played a supercop in Drishyam. Her graceful look and fine acting skills make her the obvious choice to play Raquel. Besides, she had a good chemistry in the love-hate relationship with Ayushmann in Aandhadhun. This would be a repeat where she is romantically involved with him.
7. Tapsee Pannu as Monica
We have watched Tapsee donning roles of women who stand strong despite adversities again and again. She would certainly do good as Monica – The girlfriend who is manipulated and given false hopes, but ultimately stands up for herself. She would be great in the intense scenes where she falls in love with Denver who keeps her a hostage.
8. Rajkummar Rao as Denver
A fine actor, Rajkummar Rao’s acting prowess and versatility is unquestionable. He would be able to pull of the intense scenes with ease and it would be interesting to see his chemistry with Rishi kapoor’s playing Moscow. Also, Tapsee and Rajkumar’s love-hate relationship would be an interesting watch.
9 . Randeep Hooda as Berlin
Randeep’s suave, intense and good looks would make him a perfect match to play Berlin.
10. Pankaj Tripathi as Arturo
A great actor we have mostly seen in comic roles, this would be something different for Pankaj Tripathi. Maybe we can give him a Sarkari bank officer and have him play Arturo.
Do you have any more Bollywood actors in mind who would be perfect to star in the B-Town version of Money Heist? Do let us know in the comments section at the end of this article!
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