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‘Welcome to Chippendales’ Star Kumail Nanjiani Talks First Dramatic Lead Role: “He’s the King of a World That He Doesn’t Belong In”

The rise and fall of the infamous all-male erotic revue is the backdrop to Hulu’s limited series Welcome to Chippendales, which follows the strip club’s founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee from up-and-coming businessman in the 1980s to a vilified accessory to murder in the early ’90s. Kumail Nanjiani delivers an unexpected dramatic turn as Banerjee, an […]

‘Welcome to Chippendales’ Review: Kumail Nanjiani and Murray Bartlett in Sordid but Shallow Hulu True-Crime Series

The actors lead a drama from Robert Siegel ('Pam & Tommy') about the meteoric rise and bloody fall of the world's most famous male-stripper empire.

‘Welcome to Chippendales’ Trailer Sees Kumail Nanjiani Walking on the Dark Side of the American Dream

In the first trailer for Welcome to Chippendales, star Kumail Nanjiani portrays the exotic dance group’s founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee, whose American dream spirals into a deadly American nightmare. “A world of luxury, right at your fingertips,” the two-minute look at the upcoming series begins, as Nanjiani’s Banerjee gets offered a general manager position at […]

Kumail Nanjiani Says the “Emotional Difficulty” of His Role in ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ Led to Physical Back Pain During Filming

Kumail Nanjiani says he’d “never done this kind of work” dramatically when playing Chippendales founder Somen Banerjee for an upcoming Hulu limited series, with the intensity of his performance leading him to develop some back pain during filming. The Eternals star has previously spoken about the impact of changing his body for the Marvel movie […]