Money Heist or Money Heist has fans around the world hooked. While the craze surrounding the Spanish thriller series continues in India, Úrsula Corberó, who plays Tokyo from the series, responded to some of the love they have received in the form of fan artwork.
In a candid interaction for Netflix India, Úrsula Corberó, whose character Tokyo joins The Professor among others in looting the bank, was touched by the creativity shown by desi artists around the country. From stunning sketches of Tokyo to the graffiti of the Salvador Dali mask – the actor said it feels “surreal” to see such works of art from India.
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While responding to a letter written by @Soothing_Secrets, Corberó was blown away by @captainjoser’s artwork, saying “it’s incredible”. The actress said she is flattered, adding: “they have made me look prettier, I must say.”
Corberó was impressed after seeing the artwork by mumbai-based artist Tanya Eden. The artwork showed Tokyo holding a gun over a shoulder and revealing her face. Saying she enjoys everything to do with colors and neons, Corberó said she loved the vivid rendering of her dark character. “Besides, they’ve made me look younger, which is always a good thing,” she added.
The actor then responded to a drawing of Tokyo with Nairobi painted by FlawArt by Anshita. Noticing how Alba Flores always makes her look smaller, the painting made the actress laugh ear to ear.
Corberó loved illustrator Ayush Kalra’s desi rendition of Tokyo and Nairobi’s Bella Ciao, saying, “This is super Indian.” To say she loves the work of art, and that is how the Money Heist would look if it were set in India. She added, “It’s the best” comments the intricate details in their red outfits.
A veterinarian’s mural by Assam from The Professor aka Álvaro Morte also impressed the actor. When she said that graffiti fascinates her, she added that she has seen other works of art from the country, as well as people going there and taking pictures to tag her later.
Corberó was also speechless by graffiti painted by students at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. If ‘Long live the resistance!’ (Long live the resistance!) Posted on the wall, the work of art by the person wearing the Dali mask along with a red cap incorporating the very essence of the show, she could not help but smile. “It is surreal to me that there are these walls in India.”
The video moved artists from across the country who were grateful to be recognized by Tokyo itself and created a buzz online.
However, this is not the first time Money Heist has got everyone talking this month as part 1 of the fifth season was released. Mens Mumbai Politi band excited all about playing showets temasang ‘Bella Ciao’, won a company in Rajasthan Internet employees free on the release date to enjoy the show. Another group of artists used the theme sang to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccine in Pune.