While Shah Rukh Khan clarified in August last year that Red Chillies producing a Bollywood remake of Money Heist was just a rumour, an all-star Hindi remake of the popular Spanish show on Netflix does sound delicious. Here’s our dream cast for the dream adaptation:
The Professor – Aamir Khan
Who but the most thinking of our superstars, the one who can easily play a common man making cider for a living and who can also be a “Ninja in glasses” to play the most important character of the show?
Tokyo – Deepika Padukone
The lady who can do nothing right and somehow manages to hurt everyone around her. Yet she is full of love and can even seduce a ball of wool. Deepika can really bring out the varied colours of the character that Ursula struggles with, episode after episode.
Berlin – Shah Rukh Khan
A man who first comes across as someone with just madness and no method and later emerges as a full-on romantic with a mind unimaginably beautiful. Sounds like Don, no? SRK will rock Berlin and automatically play Aamir’s brother too. Now that’s a true casting coup!
Nairobi – Kangana Ranaut
A woman calling the shots and living life on her own terms. A woman who never gives up. A woman who wants to be a mother. Only Kangana can do justice to Nairobi.
Rio – Ishaan Khatter
The good boy in the bad world. A geek with a heart full of love. Ishaan is not only right in terms of age but also for the vulnerability he brings to the table.
Denver – Ranveer Singh
The hyperkinetic energy, the uncontrollable rage, the vengeful spirit… Ranveer can sink his teeth into this role in a jiffy.
Moscow – Rishi Kapoor
The man who’s seen it all in his life. The worldly wise, the caring father… who else but Rishi Kapoor to bring a little bit of goodness to the bad world.
Stockholm – Anushka Sharma
The fragile Monica who’s never got her share of love or respect finally finds a new meaning in life when the heist happens. Tailor made for Anushka to extract the sympathy.
Lisbon – Tabu
The chief cop who fell in love and rolled on to the other side, Tabu will lend mystery and magic to this all important character that is the backbone of the first heist.
Palermo – Nawazuddin Siddiqui
The man who’s got unpredictable written all over him. The man who can switch sides at the drop of a hat. The man with the plan. Trust Nawaz bhai to take Palermo to another level.