Abhishek Banerjee: News

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.

07 Jun 2024

Box Office

John Abraham-Sharvari's 'Vedaa' release date shifted to Independence Day 2024

The much-anticipated film, Vedaa, featuring John Abraham and Sharvari, has had its release date postponed from July 12 to August 15, 2024.

04 Jun 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Election results: After trailing briefly, TMC takes lead in Bengal 

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading in West Bengal after briefly trailing behind the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

01 Jun 2024


'Good actors get peanuts': Abhishek Banerjee on Bollywood's star culture

Abhishek Banerjee, a renowned actor and former casting director, has shed light on the financial disparities within the film industry.

22 Apr 2024


Man detained for alleged surveillance of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee

A Mumbai resident was detained by Kolkata Police Special Task Force and detective department on Monday for allegedly spying on a top West Bengal politician.

13 Apr 2024

Amar Kaushik

'Stree 2' update: Abhishek Banerjee says 'VFX will take time'

Actor Abhishek Banerjee has provided insights into the highly-awaited sequel to the 2018 horror-comedy hit, Stree.

22 Mar 2024


'Baap of action': Sharvari pens heartfelt note for John Abraham

John Abraham and Sharvari's upcoming actioner Vedaa has become the talk of the town after the makers unveiled the gripping teaser.

Won't contest: BJP's Pawan Singh withdraws from Asansol race

Bhojpuri actor and singer Pawan Singh has withdrawn from the Asansol Lok Sabha race in West Bengal, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named him in its first candidates' list on Saturday.

26 Feb 2024

Calcutta High Court

No stay on arrest of TMC's Sheikh Shahjahan: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court on Monday said no order prevents the arrest of Sheikh Shahjahan, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader accused of sexual assault and land grabbing in Sandeshkhali.

07 Feb 2024

John Abraham

'Vedaa' poster: John Abraham, Sharvari promise intense and emotional actioner

Get ready for some high-octane action as Vedaa, a joint production by Zee Studios, Emmay Entertainment, and JA Entertainment, is set to hit theaters on July 12.

Bengal ration scam: TMC's Shankar Adhya arrested amid mob attacks

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and former Bongaon Municipality Chairman, Shankar Adhya, in a ration distribution scam case.

10 Nov 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Aankh Micholi' struggles in vain

Aankh Micholi is a recent addition to the list of blink-and-miss films in Bollywood. The Mrunal Thakur-headlined film generated no buzz and was not promoted well by the makers.

08 Nov 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Aankh Micholi' gets lost amid bad reviews

Mrunal Thakur is currently one of the most sought-after actors in India. She started from television and is now working on stellar projects across film industries.

07 Nov 2023

Box Office Collection

Box office collection: 'Aankh Micholi' set to be a disaster

Mrunal Thakur is one of the most versatile actors in the current generation and the actor has been doing various kinds of work across industries in India. However, her recently released comedy film Aankh Micholi is set to be the next box office disaster.

26 Oct 2023

Tara Sutaria

'Apurva' trailer out: Tara Sutaria promises new avatar

On Thursday, the much-awaited trailer for the film Apurva was released, following the intriguing first look that was shared earlier this week.

23 Oct 2023

Tara Sutaria

'Apurva': When, where to watch Tara Sutaria's OTT debut film

Tara Sutaria is all set to make her debut in the OTT space with the thrilling survival drama Apurva next month.

06 Oct 2023

Mahua Moitra

TMC MP Mahua Moitra calls Union minister a 'liar'

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra accused Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti of lying about an appointment with the TMC delegation and said that the protests against the Centre would continue.

02 Oct 2023

Trinamool Congress

TMC to hold mega 2-day protest in Delhi from today

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs and West Bengal ministers are set to hold a mega two-day protest in New Delhi starting Monday.

18 Sep 2023


Mrunal-Abhimanyu's 'Aankh Micholi' first look poster out; release date inside

Umesh Shukla, known for films like OMG and 102 Not Out, is gearing up to release his next family entertainer, Aankh Micholi.

29 Aug 2023

OTT releases

When and where to watch 'Dream Girl 2' on OTT

Dream Girl 2 marks Ayushmann Khurrana's return at the box office. The actor has emerged to become a major movie star in the last decade and has carved his own niche in Bollywood.

29 Aug 2023

OTT releases

'Ashoka,' 'Riverdale S07': Fresh OTT releases to watch this week

The last week of August is here and if you didn't get time to catch up to the latest OTT releases on Netflix and Hotstar, we have got your back.

13 Jul 2023


Nikkhil Advani's 'Vedaa': Tamannaah Bhatia joins John Abraham starrer

Tamannaah Bhatia is currently basking in the success of Lust Stories 2. As per a new development, the actor has joined Nikkhil Advani's upcoming directorial Vedaa starring John Abraham. The director took to Instagram to announce the same.

11 Jul 2023


Rajkummar-Shraddha's 'Stree 2' to release in August 2024

Stree is a cult film released in 2018. Fans have always wondered about a sequel. Ever since the reports suggested that director Amar Kaushik is planning one, the excitement has been huge.

15 Jun 2023


Amitabh Bachchan's 'Section 84' shooting wrapped; Diana Penty shares photos

Ribhu Dasgupta's Section 84 starring Amitabh Bachchan has been in the buzz ever since its announcement as it marks the Shahenshah of Bollywood's return to the courtroom drama genre. The upcoming thriller has wrapped its shooting and the film's co-actor Diana Penty took to Instagram to announce the same.

26 May 2023

OTT releases

Varun Dhawan's 'Bhediya' is finally streaming on OTT, for free

Varun Dhawan stans, rise and welcome the beast with moisty eyes!

19 Apr 2023

OTT releases

'Rana Naidu' Season 2: Things to expect from the sequel

The Indian adaptation of Ray Donovan, Rana Naidu has been renewed for a sequel. Starring the real-life uncle-nephew duo of Venkatesh Daggubati and Rana Daggubati, the Netflix series was at the top spot of most watched shows in India for three consecutive weeks.

05 Apr 2023


Abhishek Banerjee to feature alongside Amitabh Bachchan in 'Section 84'

Abhishek Banerjee is one of the most versatile actors from the current generation and in the recent past, he has donned some amazing characters. The Paatal Lok actor took to Instagram and shared the news of joining the cast of Ribhu Dasgupta's Section 84.

09 Mar 2023

OTT releases

'Rana Naidu': Everything to know before Venkatesh-Rana Daggubati series premiere

Tollywood fans are excited to watch Venkatesh Daggubati star alongside his nephew, Rana Daggubati, in the upcoming web series Rana Naidu.

14 Dec 2022

OTT releases

OTT release: TVF's 'Pitchers' Season 2 finally coming this December

ZEE5 released the trailer of The Viral Fever's Pitchers Season 2 on Wednesday. The web series will be released on the OTT platform on December 23.

05 Aug 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Darlings' to 'Maha': What to watch this weekend on OTT?

The first half of 2022 was eventful for the Indian entertainment industry.

Coal scam: SC allows ED to interrogate Abhishek Banerjee, wife

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee in Kolkata.

24 Apr 2022


Abhishek Banerjee's short film 'Vakeel Babu' gets international recognition

Casting director-turned-actor Abhishek Banerjee has repeatedly proven that he is an actor with tremendous ability.

14 Feb 2022

West Bengal

TMC registers victory in 4 municipal corporations in West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday crushed the Opposition in the civic polls held in four towns in West Bengal.

27 Sep 2021

Mamata Banerjee

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.

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.

18 Aug 2021

Ayushmann Khurrana

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

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

06 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

'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.

21 Feb 2021

West Bengal

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.

19 Feb 2021

West Bengal

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.

02 Feb 2021

West Bengal

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.

24 Apr 2020

Anushka Sharma

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.

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.

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.

13 Sep 2019

Ayushmann Khurrana

'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.

02 Nov 2018

West Bengal

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.

14 Aug 2018

West Bengal

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.

07 Jun 2018

Lok Sabha

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.