Vivek Oberoi turned 42 today. On his birthday, let’s take a look at some lesser known facts about the versatile actor.
Vivek Oberoi has entertained us for years. He tickled our funny bones with some amazing comedy films like GRAND MASTI, GREAT GRAND MASTI and few more, while he made us fall in love with movies like SAATHIYA and also showed his rebellious style & action avatar in COMPANY and SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA.
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Vivek is father to two kids and an amazingly adorable husband who likes to keep his personal life private.
Being experimental with his work, Vivek will now be seen in Amazon prime’s web series ‘Inside Edge’ which show the life of people involved with CCL.
In an exclusive conversation with Vivek Oberoi, he spills beans on his role in web series, why box office numbers don’t matter to him and what makes him keep his personal life private.
Vivek has enticed the audience by starring in half-a-dozen film, dating back to the early 2000s.
The actor is also known for his philanthropic work and has been associated with the less privileged for years now.
In 2002, his performance in his debut film ‘Company’ won him Filmfare awards for Best Male Debut and Best Supporting Actor.
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In 2011, Vivek produced Watch Indian Circus which went on to win the Audience Choice Award for Best Film from among 3000 films worldwide in the 16th Busan Film festival.
Post ‘Saathiya’ Oberoi will be teaming up with the YRF banner for ‘Bank Chor’ after a hiatus of 12 years, with Ritesih Deshmukh and Rhea Chakraborty.
Very few of us will know that Vivek also received the Red and White Bravery Award in 2006 because of his laudable effort for rebuilding a village which was worse hit by the Tsunami
The Yashodhara Oberoi Foundation (YOF) is another initiative which is run by the Oberoi family.
In the personal arena, Vivek is happily married to Priyanka Alva since 2010 and is blessed with two kids.
His short-lived romance with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had been the point of focus for a long time.
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Excerpts from the interview:
Tell us about the web series ‘Inside Edge’?
I play Vikrant Dhawan who believes he is the master of the universe he creates. The web series shows insight on match fixing, betting, murder, sex, scandal, his power is his drug. He makes sure he gets what he wants. We talk about betting match fixing but this shows gives us some deeper insight on how it goes about.
Is it inspired by anyone’s life?
What made you take up this role?
I am thrilled and excited to play this role. It’s something very different that I haven’t done before.
Do you like cricket?
I love cricket and I watch it as well.
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How much did you research for your role?
I did a lot of research on my end.
As there are too many actors vouching for web series, there is a competition here don’t you feel the same?
I am a debutant in web series (laughs) the market is right here. It’s a great market. There are so many people who own a smart phone and have the access they can surely see it.
“I am a protective father”
Tell us about the run time and number of episodes in the film?
There are 10 episodes of 45 minutes each.
Do box office numbers matter to you?
No, it doesn’t at all. I don’t think about numbers. It’s my job as an actor to entertain and I do that. I don’t bother about success and failure nothing is permanent. What are box office numbers? Just fun facts to play with!
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You always keep your family and kids away from social media, why so?
They are too young and my films my bullets and guns they are too violent. I am protective father. As of now I want my family life to be private but I don’t know about the future.
How do you take Social media trolls?
I ignore it!
Will you be continuing with adult comedies?
I will take a call, once I am offered a script.
I am doing a Tamil film will tell you when I am ready to talk about it.
— Nagarjun Surya Nayak (@khal_naik) September 2, 2018