'Money Heist' director thinks Ayushmaan Khurrana could play the Professor

Alex Rodrigo picks Indian actors that could star in a remake

Entertainment Desk May 08, 2020

Money Heist director Alex Rodrigo has revealed which Indian actors could star in a possible remake of the show, reported Hindustan Times. While an Indian version of the show is not in the pipeline anytime soon, Rodrigo did pick the characters certain Bollywood stars could pull-off.

His choices were however based purely on looks and not on his familiarity with the actors' work. During an interview to a YouTube channel, Rodrigo was shown a list of actors and asked to cast them in roles. According to him Ayushmaan Khurrana would be the perfect fit for the role of Professor, much to the actor's delight.

Khurrana had recently posted a video of his in glasses where he had expressed his desire to play the Professor. "The glasses, the movement," said Rodrigo as he pointed out the resemblance between the too. At the same Rodrigo also belives that Tamil actor Vijay can pull off the professor.

Actor Ajay Jethi who played the role of Pakistani hacker in the latest season however in a previous interview believes that neither of the two are the best Indian picks for the Professor. “Ayushmann Khurrana is a good actor, he’s struggled hard to be where he is, but the first name that comes to mind when I think of The Professor; I think Irrfan Khan would take it to another level,” he said.

Among others, Rodrigo chose Shah Rukh Khan as Berlin, Ranveer Singh as Denver, Surya as Surez, Mahesh Babu as Tamayo, and Ajith Kumar as Bogota.

Additionally, Rodrigo also talked about how he is well aware of Money Heist's popularity in India.  “I have a friend, who is an Indian actress, Usha Jadhav, and she told me about the phenomenon in India, and all I can say is thank you,” he was quoted as saying.

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