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Arjun Rampal set to play Professor in Indian version of Money Heist

Director duo Abbas Mastan making a comeback with Three Monkeys. (Source: Express)

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal is all set to play Professor’s role in the Indian version of Money Heist, directed by filmmakers Abbas-Mastan, according to several media outlets.

According to Indian media, Abbas-Mastan duo is all set to return to the direction duties with Three Monkeys, which is heavily inspired by Money Heist. A source close to the filmmakers shared, “Arjun Rampal’s character is on the lines of Professor from the show, whereas Mustafa along with two other actors will be playing the robbers.”

The film has already begun the first spell of shooting. Taking to Instagram, Arjun Rampal revealed that he has started shooting for the project and shared a close-up shot of himself from the sets of Three Monkeys. He captioned the picture, “Lights camera action. On set again. A new journey begins.”

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This, however, isn’t the first time news of Bollywood working on a Money Heist-inspired project has been making rounds. In 2019, it was reported that Shah Rukh Khan is all set to bring Netflix’s Spanish thriller to the big screen. Indian media outlet KoiMoi had previously reported that SRK’s production house, Red Chillis Entertainment has bagged the rights of the show.

La Casa De Papel, popularly known as Money Heist, is one of Netflix’s most famous foreign originals. In the original Spanish series, the plot involves two robberies by a group headed by a mastermind, dubbed as The Professor. The character is played by Alvaro Morte. The group of robbers in the show are named after cities — Tokyo, Moscow, Denver, Nairobi, Rio, Helsinki, Oslo and Berlin.

Apart from Three Monkeys, Arjun will next be seen in the spy thriller movie Dhaakad alongside actor Kangana Ranaut. He will also be seen in the period war drama titled The Battle of Bhima Koregaon, which depicts the events that took place during the Battle of Koregaon.

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