Ayushmann as Professor and Shah Rukh as.... : Money Heist director picks B-Town actors for Indian version of Netflix series
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The ‘Bella Ciao’ is stuck in the heads of India’s millennial-seasoned Netflix generation for quite a while now, as the fourth season of Spanish Netflix-original ‘La Casa De Papel’ (‘Money Heist’) continues to trend on popular OTT platform’s Indian division since its release in April. The series has received positive reviews from critics and viewers alike, globally, and continues to be immensely popular in India.
As a welcome breather to the Indian fans of the show, the director of ‘Money Heist’ Alex Rodrigo picked Ayushmann Khurrana to play the Professor, Shah Rukh Khan as Berlin and Ranveer Singh as Denver in a recent interview. Rodrigo also picked south superstars – Vijay as the Professor, Mahesh Babu as Tamayo and Ajith Kumar as Bogota respectively.
Interestingly, a few weeks ago Ayushmann Khurrana had Intagrammed his desire to play the role of the Professor. The ‘Badhai Ho’ actor then flaunted ‘similar glasses’ like the one Professor wears on the show, while urging the ‘reverent filmmakers’ across the creative aisle that he is ‘dying to do something like this’ on silver screen.
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I want to be the professor. That’s why I’m wearing similar glasses and playing Bella Ciao. I want to put this out in the universe. Hello reverent filmmakers, are you listening? Please! I’m dying to do something like this. I’m itching to go on sets and work, like each and every human on this planet. We all want to go out and work. But patience is a virtue they say. Till then Bella Ciao. #MoneyHeist
“The glasses, the movement,” Rodrigo said in an interview given to Behindwoods TV, highlighting the creative similarity between Ayushmann and the Professor.
Rodrigo also expressed his gratitude towards his show’s Indian fan base for the immense love and appreciation the show has garnered in India, and said that he was told about the show being a ‘phenomenon’ in India.
“All I can say is thank you,” he said.
‘Money Heist’ is based on a group of diverse anglo-saxon Heisters managing to pull off some immaculately planned heists, while encompassing a vast radius of moral dynamisms and pragmatically detached attachments necessary to keep the things going away from the Heist-sniffing police and intelligence authorities.
The series has been exceptionally well received in Spain and Europe as a greeting sigh for the country and the continent reeling under coronavirus pandemic.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma