There are many talented actors who made promising debut but later got lost. And, one such actor with great potential is Vivek Oberoi. No one can deny that throughout his 20-year long career, Vivek Oberoi has left many impressed with his performances. How could we forget Dum and Saathiya? Unfortunately, despite “delivering good results at the box office,” Vivek Oberoi received no good movies even after his award-winning performances.
And, recently, Vivek Oberoi opened up about his career and the times when he was jobless even after delivering great results at the box-office.
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Vivek opened about the tough and difficult phase of his life. He said,
“They’re extremely fond of me, proud of me because they’ve seen me go through such a phase where there was a whole lobby, a powerful set of people trying to push me down. That was when I went out and gave a Shootout at Lokhandwala, where I got a lot of praise and won awards. People were saying, ‘oh my God, this is amazing!’ Then, I was sitting at home for one and a half years, and nobody came to me with films; it defies all logic. As an actor, I was delivering, the box office was delivering, there were awards, critics were praising me, but there was no work, kaam hi nahi tha,”
Fortunately, Vivek feels that the group working to suppress his talent is finally breaking.
“It is breaking. Look at what Sushant Singh Rajput went through, or so many other kids go through; so much talent gets crushed because it was somebody’s decision to destroy someone for reasons other than work. There is so much power in some people’s hands; a God complex needs to go. We can’t have too much power in their hand where they can think that they can make or break someone and ensure that people don’t work in this industry again. People have said this to me, and they actually believe it. It’s our fault as an industry that we’ve given that kind of power to them. That pedestal should be given only to talent — new, old, upcoming, established, that is the most important.”
Vivek was one of the early actors who embarked on OTT bandwagon. During the interview, he shared how he jumped into OTT early on when Bollywood still looked down upon the medium.
“Sometimes we believe hum sab jaante hai, humara hi sahi hai. That comes from a sense of arrogance that you know all, but you should be willing to try something new; you should be willing to say, ok, I’ll try and reinvent myself, let me try and experience what this is, and that’s what leads you.”
Along with Suniel Shetty & Sonali Kulkarni, Vivek Oberoi was last seen in Dharavi Bank branch, a crime drama on MX Player. As per sources, Vivek will be next seen in Rohit Shetty’s over-the-top (OTT) debut, Indian Police Force. Along with Sidharth Malhotra and Shilpa Shetty, Vivek will play the role of IGP Rathore!
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