Cast to perfection

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2018 10:46:32


 

His character of Jana, a quirky friend to Rajkummar Rao’s Vicky in Stree is a real scene stealer but before landing his debut film Abhishek Banerjee worked behind the scenes discovering new talents.

The film fulfilled a long cherished dream as Banerjee says he initially came to Mumbai to become an actor but he became a casting director after things did not work out, not knowing that destiny would make a turnaround.
“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,” Banerjee told PTI in an interview.


He has cast for films such as Pari, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Gabbar is Back. The actor continues with his casting duties with upcoming films including - Patakhaa, Kalank and Student Of The Year 2.
He says performing scenes with potential talents gave him a perspective about acting and how it is all about “action and reaction”.