Abhishek Banerjee: My dream role is Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in ‘Scarface’
Actor Abhishek Banerjee
Casting director-turned-actor Abhishek Banerjee would love to reprise Al Pacino’s iconic character Tony Montana in Brian De Palma’s 1983 classic “Scarface”.
“I’ve been fascinated with Al Pacino all my life. Something like Tony Montana in Scarface — that’s the kind of dream role I have for me. If I ever get to play something like that, I’m sure I’m going to kill it. The energy, the gruesomeness of such a character is always very exciting. It is very liberating and helps you vent your inner anger,” Abhishek told IANS.
After working in theatre in Delhi, Abhishek arrived in Mumbai around 12 years ago with the dream of being an actor, He took up casting direction in order to support himself in the expensive city. Althouygh he has been around for a while, life changed after he garnered critical appreciation for his performance in the 2018 horror comedy “Stree”.
“Before Stree, I used to doubt myself as an actor. Filmmakers didn’t know about me. No matter how talented you are, till the time people trusts you, I don’t think you can showcase your talent. Stree gave me that opportunity — that recognition and trust. Whatever I am today is because of that film. Huge thanks to (director) Amar Kaushik and (producers) Maddock Films for that.”
The 36-year-old actor is not interested in confining himself to Hindi cinema. Rather, he wants pan-India recognition.
Abhishek said: “As an actor I want to work in languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Bengali among others. I have stayed in several parts of India because of my dad’s Armed Forces background. He used to get transferred every four to five years. I want to become a pan-India actor.”
With films mostly releasing on OTT in the current pandemic situation, does he feel it makes a difference to him as an actor? “I don’t know, maybe it makes a difference. As an actor, watching myself on the big screen is more exciting than watching myself on the small screen. Of course, I can’t complain. OTT is also a medium where everybody can watch your work,” he replied.
On the work front, Abhishek features in the latest Netflix anthology “Ajeeb Daastaans”. The actor has his kitty full with upcoming projects like “Dostana 2”, Akarsh Khurana’s “Rashmi Rocket”, Amar Kaushik’s “Bhediya”, Umesh Shukla’s “Aankh Micholi” and Satram Ramani’s “Helmet”.
Salman Khan lends his voice to Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan song Jee Rahe The Hum, shares teaser amid death threats
The teaser of Salman Khan’s third song from Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan was officially shared by the makers on Monday. The song, Jee Rahe The Hum (Falling In Love), will be released on March 21.
Salman Khan’s fans are in for a treat as the actors has picked up the mic once again for Amaal Malik’s composition.
Salman Khan shares teaser of his new song
The 57-year-old actor is seen in a joyous mood with his on screen love interest Pooja Hegde. Raghav Juyal, Jassie Gill and Siddharth Nigam are also seen in the teaser of the song.
Well, it will be interesting to see if visuals and melody of the romantic song impress the audience.
In 2015, Salman Khan sang the Amaal Malik composition, Main Hoon Hero Tera, for his home production Hero. The song was a run away hit back in the day. Salman has reunited with Amaal after eight years.
Before Jee Rahe The Hum, others songs like Naiyo Lagda and Billi Billi were released by the makers earlier.
About Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
Meanwhile, the trailer of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan was dropped along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan in theatres on January 25. Directed by Farhad Samjhi, the film is touted to be a family entertainer. It also stars Jagapathi Babu, Vijender Singh, Bhumika Chawla, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari, Vinali Bhatnagar and Abhimanyu Singh.
The film is all set to release on Eid 2023 and will be a Zee Studios worldwide release.
Rohit Shetty inaugurates new police station in Juhu with Mumbai CP Vivek Phansalkar on his birthday
Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty turned 49 on March 14. On his birthday, the Singham director inaugurated a new police station in Juhu, Mumbai.
Rohit was spotted with Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Vivek Phansalkar, as they inaugurated the police station on Juhu Beach. In the photos, he was also seen posing with other police officers.
The director has also contributed towards the making of the police station as a mark of respect to the Mumbai Police.
Rohit Shetty is one of the most recognised film directors of the Hindi film industry. Over the years, he has established himself a bankable commercial filmmaker with Golmal and Singham franchises.
His last film was Cirkus with Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde and Varun Sharma among others. However, the film failed to impress the audiences.
Rohit has an interesting line-up of upcoming projects. He is taking his cop universe to the digital platform with Indian Police Force. Sidharth Malhotra will play the lead role in the action-packed web series. The show, also starring Shilpa Shetty, Nikitin Dheer and Sharad Kelkar, will reportedly be an ode to the selfless services of police officers across the country.
Meanwhile, he recently confirmed that he was working on Singham Again in December 2022. This movie will be the fifth film in his cop universe. Singham Again will star Ajay Devgn and Deepika Padukone.
Huma Qureshi wishes THIS Bollywood actor wasn’t married
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi has recently revealed the name of the Bollywood who she wished didn’t get married. The actress recently appeared on a celebrity chat show with Krishna Shroff.
When asked about one actor who is capable of making her blush easily, Krishna named Bajirao Mastani actor Ranveer Singh.
Furthermore, actress Huma Qureshi was quizzed with some intriguing questions on the show. When asked about that one actor she didn’t wish wasn’t married yet, she mentioned Ranbir Kapoor.
The actress also revealed that Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt are currently ruling Bollywood, calling them the best actors in the industry right now.
Krishna Shroff talks about father Jackie Shroff
In the episode, Krishna also spoke about how it felt like growing up with her father, actor Jackie Shroff.
“Growing up with him strongly impacted my personality. I think he is the only person who can frighten me. No one else can intimidate me that easily. He still has that thing present in his personality, but he is the opposite with his kids. He is totally loving and caring with us. He has two personas for sure and I always tell him that this world requires more people like him,” she said.
Huma Qureshi’s work front
Meanwhile, on the work front, Huma was last seen in Monica, O My Darling with RajKummar Rao and Sikander Kher. The film released on an OTT platform.
She was also seen as Rajshri Trivedi in Double XL. The film also starred Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role.
She will next be seen in the film Tarla. In the film, Huma will be seen playing the role of India’s first-ever home chef Tarla Dalal.
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