The Dark Side Of Vivek Oberoi

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MUMBAI: Vivek Oberoi has just turned 37 and the actor has two big films lined up for release. A sequel to his own 2004 hit ‘Masti’ and the second ‘Krrish 3’, which will decide the fate of the once reigning star of Bollywood.

Vivek Oberoi hasn’t tasted recent successes with his films ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’ and ‘Kismet Love Paisa Dilli’ and ‘Jayantibhai Ki Luv Story’ bombing at the box-office and the actor now has his hopes lined on ‘Grand Masti’ and ‘Krrish 3’.

It takes us back to the same time when the actor made a dashing debut with ‘Company’ and followed it with ‘Saathiya’ but from then the career took a downfall. And then the actor bounced back with his strong portrayal as Pratap Ravi in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakhta Charitra’

But the actor isn’t bogged down by failures and says, “I do not believe in resurrection.”

Vivek Oberoi has more often than not credited and lauded for his negative and dark characters. Be it the Chandu in ‘Company’ or Maya Dolas in ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’ quite like his father, Suresh Oberoi who terrified audiences with his villainous act and exhilarating voice in several films.

The actor says, “Kaal in ‘Krrish 3’ reveals my dark side, which even I didn’t know. It’s the fuel of the character that brought me closer to my dark side.”

In spite of facing flak from a certain section of audiences for the crude humour in ‘Grand Masti’, Vivek stays optimistic about the film and embraces it.

“When people like Hollywood films like American Pie, The Hangover, then why double standards with a film like Grand Masti”, says the actor astonishingly.

With Vivek Oberoi having more notable hits in negative characters, it just seems fair if audiences get to see the darker side of Vivek Oberoi. That’s what works in his favour!

It needs to be seen if ‘Kaal’ in ‘Krrish 3’ also gets the same appreciation like his other dark characters. This surely will be a challenge for the lad to rise from his own spate of box-office duds.