The political crime thriller/mystery novel, Nobody Likes An Outsider by Indian Author, Fawaz Jaleel went on to become one of the bestselling thriller novels of 2021. Reports suggest that the book has already been acquired by a production house to be converted into a motion web series. As we wait for more updates on this exciting project, let’s take a look at some of the top Indian actors who would be best suited to play the role of the suave, smart, and well-read investigator, Yohan Tytler.
- Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor has bounced back in Bollywood with the stellar success of his latest film. Kabir Singh looks set for another hit with the remake of the Telugu audience-pleaser Jersey. We are yet to see Shahid play an investigator but his charm, natural charisma, and ability to switch between serious and comic roles makes him a lead contender for the role of Yohan Tytler. Further, his fans would love to see him in an avatar that he hasn’t donned before.
- Vijay Deverakonda
Indian cinema is not restricted to Bollywood anymore and with the rise of the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam industries nationally and globally, we have a new set of superstars and character actors that the audience looks forward to. One such dashing talent is the Telugu star, Vijay Deverakonda. With a physique and lazy charm that suits Yohan’s character along with a confident mix of aggression, simplicity, and humour that Deverakonda has shown on screen before, he becomes a prime candidate for the role.
- Prithviraj Sukumaran
A superstar in the Malayalam industry with over 100 films to his credit, Prithviraj is easily the most experienced actor on this list. What gives him is his extra edge of having played the role of investigators before in his career – be it Anthony Moses or Sam Alex, each remarkably different from the other. The Malayalam superstar’s experience, attitude, and smart looks makes him eligible to play a brilliant Yohan Tytler.
- Ayushmann Khurana
Ayushmann may have had a very different trajectory in his rise to stardom, as compared to the other actors doing socially relevant films. In Article 15, we have seen him play the measured role of a police officer. Yohan’s stand when it comes to patriarchy, women and related topics need to be highlighted and dealt with a certain amount of sensitivity – something Khuranna easily brings on to the table.
As we await more reports, about the digital adaptation of one of the bestselling thriller novels 2021, do let us know who your choice would be to play Yohan Tytler. The political crime thriller, Nobody Likes An Outsider was published in 2021 by Kalamos literary services and went on to win the Best Political Thriller Novel India 2021 by Firebox.