Netflix had recently released the fifth season of Money Heist, which would also be the series’ final season. The show has received immense global fan following, and the actor who stole our hearts is Miguel Herrán aka Rio. But little did you know that Miguel once featured in an Indian ad.
Miguel was seen in an advertisement by Gaana, along with Pia Bajpai. The 2015 ad narrates the story of two actors who go from being strangers in a metro to being friends as they bond over music.
In Money Heist, Miguel Herrán’s character Rio is a young hacker who helps The Professor set up his hi-tech den, which is both his shelter and the control room for the heist. The third season of the crime-drama opened up with Rio taken into custody by Panama police and harassed in illegal detention. Rio’s rescue becomes the ultimate object of purpose for The Professor to reunite his gang and plan their second heist at the Bank of Spain.
Interestingly, here in this ad Miguel is seen and heard speaking fluent Hindi. It does sound a bit unrealistic, but it is pretty amusing to witness how Miguel has lip-synced to the Hindi-dubbing.
For the unversed, it’s not just Miguel who has an Indian connection solely. Alba Flores aka Nairobi featured in a 2013 Spanish TV movie titled ‘Vicente Ferrer’. In the film, Alba is shown portraying the role of a local woman, wearing a saree and speaking fluent Telugu – the local language of Andhra Pradesh.
Money Heist narrates the tale of around eight thieves and a criminal mastermind who manipulates the police to carry out his plan.