Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhishek Banerjee
- Does Abhishek Banerjee smoke?: Not Known
- Does Abhishek Banerjee drink alcohol?: Yes
- He was born in a Bengali family and was an introvert child in his early age. One day, after playing the role of Lord Rama in one of his school plays, he decided to make his career in the acting field. After completing his studies, he shifted to Mumbai to follow his dream of becoming an actor.
- In an interview with PTI (Press Trust of India), he said, “When I came to Mumbai to act and it didn’t work out for me for few years, I thought I will go back to training but Casting Room has been a great training space for me.”
- In 2010, at the age of 23, he began his career as a casting associate with the film “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai;” which starred Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Gauhar Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, and others.
- After seeing his work in the film “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,” Milan Luthria offered him the job of a casting director. Abhishek Banerjee accepted the offer and became a casting director at the age of 24. His first film as a casting director was: “The Dirty Picture.” Then, he continued to work with the films such as “No One Killed Jessica,” “Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum,” “Rock On 2,” “Gabbar Is Back,” “Bangistan,” “Phillauri,” and “OK Jaanu.”
- Later, he got the chance to play as an actor in two Indian web series: “TVF Pitchers” and “Humorously Yours.”
- He has also worked as an assistant director for the web series including “TVF Tripling,” “Inside Edge,” and “Bisht, Please!”
- In 2017, he opened a company “Casting Bay” along with his partner Anmol Ahuja and directed many projects under this firm including “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,” “Secret Superstar,” and “Brij Mohan Amar Rahe.”
- In the same year, he was featured in the film “Ajji” along with Sadiya Siddiqui, Vikas Kumar, Smita Tambe, Sudhir Pandey, and others.
- In 2018, he played the part of a casting director for the movie “Pari” along with Anmol Ahuja. The movie featured Anushka Sharma.
- In the same year, he was featured in the film “Stree.” The film starred: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Nora Fatehi, Aparshakti Khurrana, and others.
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