'Money Heist' actor Miguel Herrán spotted in 2015 Gaana ad
Did you know that you would have seen Miguel Herrán much before obsessing over his character in Money Heist? That's right! He starred in a romantic advertisement of Gaana.com in which he was paired opposite Piaa Bajpai. Ever since this discovery, netizens are speculating how a Spanish actor could possibly land a role in an Indian ad. And man, did he look cute!
In the Gaana ad, a short musical lasting a little over 8 minutes, you see Piaa and Miguel hop on the same metro train at Rajiv Chowk station. Sparks fly when Miguel sings aloud with earphones on, humoring Piaa. Eventually, they start sharing a seat and fall in love. It's straight out of a Bollywood rom-com; Miguel's dancing in the end shouldn't be missed!
The song was composed by Amit Trivedi and sung by Neeti Mohan and Ash King. Officials of the music streaming platform said the Spanish actor and the popular Kollywood actress were the ultimate choices after a rigorous audition process. In Money Heist, Miguel plays Rio, a genius hacker, whose software wizardry helps The Professor carry out heists successfully. This proved to be his breakthrough.
Coming to Money Heist, its last and final season was announced in July, but it won't be aired before 2021. One of its most mysterious characters, Berlin, might return in this season.
Meanwhile, this isn't the first Indo-foreign collaboration. Many international icons have shared screen space with Indian stars. Recently, Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda were seen together in Extraction that became the highest-charting Netflix original action flick ever. Priyanka Chopra also rose to international fame with ABC series Quantico while Deepika Padukone was seen with Vin Diesel in XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage.