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Did you know Money Heist’s Nairobi earlier played an Indian in a Spanish film?

Actress Alba Fores had played a Telugu woman in Vincente Ferrer before Money Heist

Megha Mukundan
Sep 04, 2021
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Undoubtedly one can say that Money Heist’s Nairobi has a separate fan base. The character has managed to earn massive followers with her powerful yet witty attitude and charm. Played by Alba Fores, the character has created a bang in the show, which could never be equalled or replaced.

To the surprise of Indians, Alba has played the role of an Indian woman, before she got an entry into the heist gang. Back in 2013, she appeared in a Spanish film called Vincente Ferrer, in which she excelled as a Telugu villager Shamira. 

For the audience who have seen her in the iconic red jumpsuit, the saree-with-braided-hair look of the actress in the Spanish movie will be a matter of surprise. She looks every bit like a Telugu woman and interestingly, she has also handled the language as a part of the movie. A clip of her from the movie has already gone viral, and many have been appreciating her for being versatile. 

In the popular heist crime drama Money Heist, Alba played a strong woman who can lead a group of robbers. Amidst the gunshots and bloodshed, she keeps fighting until her tragic end in the fourth season, which left the fans in tears. One of the strongest female characters on the show, she also questions the group’s patriarchy, which is another reason why Nairobi is the queen of the show.

With its first season released in 2017, the Spanish show La Casa de Papel aka Money Heist became a blockbuster hit among the global audience very shortly. The show has again become talk of the town as its fifth and final part is now out on Netflix to stream.

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