Articles about Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek Banerjee is an Indian actor and casting director born on May 5, 1985. He started his acting career by working in Delhi theater. Banerjee’s first film appearance was in the 2006 drama film ‘Rang De Basanti’. In the year 2011, he served as a casting director in ‘The Dirty Picture’ as well as in the crime thriller ‘No One Killed Jessica’. He is best known for his role in the 2018 Amar Kaushik’s horror-comedy ‘Stree’, which earned Banerjee a nomination for the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role in 2019. His role as lead antagonist and dreaded serial killer Vishal Tyagi (Hathoda Tyagi) in the Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Paatal Lok’ was critically acclaimed. Banerjee has worked as a casting director for numerous films including ‘Ok Jaanu’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Secret Superstar‘, ‘Ajji‘, ‘Brij Mohan Amar Rahe’, and ’Knock Out’. He is a notable alumna of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.

BJP is 'jumla party,' will defeat it across India: Mamata

27 Sep 2021

BJP is 'jumla party,' will defeat it across India: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday termed the BJP as a "jumla (rhetoric) party" and asserted that she would defeat the saffron camp across the country in the days to come.

'Ankahi Kahaniya' trailer presents unconventional tales of love and longing

19 Aug 2021

'Ankahi Kahaniya' trailer presents unconventional tales of love and longing

A day after Netflix announced its upcoming anthology, the trailer for Ankahi Kahaniya was dropped today.

'Helmet' trailer: Aparshakti Khurana leads comedy on condoms, its taboos

18 Aug 2021

'Helmet' trailer: Aparshakti Khurana leads comedy on condoms, its taboos

"Everybody wants a condom. But they are scared (of outright buying it)."

'Paatal Lok' broke my comedic actor image: Abhishek Banerjee

06 May 2021

'Paatal Lok' broke my comedic actor image: Abhishek Banerjee

Actor-casting director Abhishek Banerjee says after starring in back-to-back comedy films, he was scared of getting typecast but his role of the fearsome killer Hathoda Tyagi in the series Paatal Lok helped him break out of that image.

Abhishek Banerjee's wife summoned by CBI in coal scam case

21 Feb 2021

Abhishek Banerjee's wife summoned by CBI in coal scam case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday served a notice to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife in connection with the coal pilferage case.

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

19 Feb 2021

Bengal court summons Amit Shah in Abhishek Banerjee's defamation case

A special court for MPs and MLAs in West Bengal on Friday issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee.

Not allowed to work: Two-time MLA quits Trinamool Congress

02 Feb 2021

Not allowed to work: Two-time MLA quits Trinamool Congress

Just ahead of the high-voltage polls in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is losing one MLA after another. The latest one to join the list is Dipak Haldar, a two-time MLA from Diamond Harbour, that falls under the Lok Sabha constituency of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, Abhishek Banerjee.

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

27 May 2020

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

Paatal Lok is a smash hit.

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

25 May 2020

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.

Anushka served legal notice for casteist slur in 'Paatal Lok'

20 May 2020

Anushka served legal notice for casteist slur in 'Paatal Lok'

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, who is currently basking in the success of her latest production Paatal Lok, has been served a legal notice over a casteist slur used in the show.

Anushka Sharma's series 'Paatal Lok' to release on May 15

24 Apr 2020

Anushka Sharma's series 'Paatal Lok' to release on May 15

Anushka Sharma is all set to foray into the world of web shows as a producer.

Anushka Sharma shares teaser of her upcoming Amazon series

21 Apr 2020

Anushka Sharma shares teaser of her upcoming Amazon series

Anushka Sharma just shared the first teaser of her upcoming web series.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

'Bala' review: Ayushmann Khurrana uplifts this hilarious and relevant drama

08 Nov 2019

'Bala' review: Ayushmann Khurrana uplifts this hilarious and relevant drama

That director Amar Kaushik is good at making his audiences laugh was established last year with his debut film Stree, but the challenge this time was whether he could lend some sensitivity and nuance to his product.

Bhumi Pednekar apologizes over marital rape joke in 'Pati Patni..'

07 Nov 2019

Bhumi Pednekar apologizes over marital rape joke in 'Pati Patni..'

After the trailer of the film, Pati Patni Aur Woh came out, a certain dialog from the clip, concerning marital rape did not go down well with the viewers.

Watch: This is how Ayushmann Khurrana went bald for 'Bala'

04 Nov 2019

Watch: This is how Ayushmann Khurrana went bald for 'Bala'

Even before hitting the theaters, Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala has been the talk of the town ever since its trailer came out.

'Bala' trailer: Ayushmann is back with another intriguing social message

10 Oct 2019

'Bala' trailer: Ayushmann is back with another intriguing social message

Ever since his arrival in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor, the amazingly talented Ayushmann Khurrana has delivered back-to-back hits, that are both high on entertainment value and are socially relevant.

'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines in this flimsy rom-com

13 Sep 2019

'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines in this flimsy rom-com

It would be quite unfair to have a bagful of expectations from a film like Dream Girl, but hurt strikes you when it promises to be more, and then fails to deliver miserably.

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

07 Jun 2019

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

There are no permanent friends or foes in politics, as we saw in recently concluded general elections.

"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now

23 Mar 2019

"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now

Mamata Banerjee's party will be known as Trinamool, henceforth, after the party dropped "Congress" from its logo.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

Condemning Assam killings, TMC to organize protest rallies across Bengal

02 Nov 2018

Condemning Assam killings, TMC to organize protest rallies across Bengal

The Trinamool Congress will organize protest rallies across West Bengal today to protest the "brutal killings" of five Bengali-speaking people in Assam.

Mamata Banerjee's nephew files defamation suit against Amit Shah

29 Aug 2018

Mamata Banerjee's nephew files defamation suit against Amit Shah

Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of Mamata Banerjee, filed a defamation suit against Amit Shah today, alleging the BJP President has made slanderous statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata.

TMC lawmaker sends notice to Amit Shah, asks to apologize

14 Aug 2018

TMC lawmaker sends notice to Amit Shah, asks to apologize

Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress lawmaker has sent a legal notice to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah for demeaning him at his rally in Kolkata and has demanded a public, unconditional apology.

Not 'hero', but 'actor' tag appeals more to Rajkummar Rao

27 Jul 2018

Not 'hero', but 'actor' tag appeals more to Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao says he always feels like an actor and not a "hero", a term he prefers should be reserved for Army people fighting at the border.

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

07 Jun 2018

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

WB CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is gearing up full-time for the 2019 battle.

Comic Relief: Petrol, diesel prices cut only by 1 paisa

30 May 2018

Comic Relief: Petrol, diesel prices cut only by 1 paisa

The reduction in petrol and diesel prices was today revised by just 1 paisa/liter, with state-owned oil companies blaming clerical error for previously announcing a cut of up to 60 paise.

Petrol prices rise for 16th straight day

29 May 2018

Petrol prices rise for 16th straight day

Fuel prices are on an unobstructed ascent as petrol and diesel prices climbed again, for the 16th day in a row.

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

03 Nov 2017

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.