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 tremendously popular series.
We re-imagine Money Heist with a Bollywood cast.
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 government bank officer and have him play Arturo.
Taapsee Pannu as Monica
We have watched Taapsee donning roles of women who stand firm 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.
Sanjay Dutt as Helsinki
The macho looking Sanjay Dutt would fit right in as Helsinki. The big Slav is known for his muscle power and Bollywood’s very own ‘Sanju Baba’ resembles all that.
Alia Bhatt as Tokio
Well, we saw Alia as the fierce and possessive girlfriend in Gully Boy, just like Tokio 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.
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!
Paresh Rawal as Moscu
Who better than him? Almost the same age and an actor par excellence, Paresh Rawal can replace Paco Tous as Moscu in the Bollywood version.
Ishan Khattar as Rio
The young kid in the block, Ishan Khattar, would be perfect for playing Rio. And, we’d love to see her romance an older Alia!
Tabu as Raquel
We saw the mettle and grit and Tabu, who played a supercop in Drishyam. Her graceful look and exceptional acting skills make her the obvious choice to play Raquel. Besides, she had good chemistry in the love-hate relationship with Ayushmann in Aandhadhun. It could be a repeat where she is romantically involved with him.
Rajkummar Rao as Denver
A fine actor, Rajkummar Rao’s acting prowess and versatility are unquestionable. He would be able to pull off the intense scenes with ease, and it would be interesting to see his chemistry with Paresh Rawal playing Moscow. Also, Tapsee and Rajkumar’s love-hate relationship would be an exciting watch.
Randeep Hooda as Berlin
Randeep’s sophisticated, intense, and good looks would make him a perfect match to play Berlin.
Ayushmann Khurana as El Profesor
Recently Ayushmann himself expressed his interest in playing The Professor in a tweet. After watching Ayushmann play Bela ciao from Money heist on the 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.
Do you have any more Bollywood actors in mind who would be perfect to star in the B-Town version of Money Heist? Let us know in the comment section below.