June 14, 2024


Actor Vivek Oberoi had a great start in the industry and made a mark with films like ‘Saathiya’, ‘Company’, ‘Kyun! Ho Gaya Na…’ among others. However, his career hit a rough patch and he was even out of work for a few years. Recently, the actor got candid about his lowest phase and revealed he felt being boycotted from the industry. Vivek Oberoi also recalled how Akshay Kumar came up with a solution while he was dealing with this phase and offered him help.

Vivek Oberoi recalls Akshay Kumar helping him when he was out of work

In a recent interview, the Saathiya actor shared how Akshay Kumar helped him with a positive mindset when he was at his lowest. Recalling their conversation, he shared, “‘Bata kya problem chal rahi hai teri life mein?’ he asked me and then let me vent out, air my problems, pain. He heard me patiently and said, ‘I can help you with a positive mindset. There are several shows going on, and you have blockbuster songs. I am shooting a lot, so I can’t do these shows, but whatever enquiries come to me, I will divert it to you. You do it.’

He further added, “Who does that! Because of that I started getting back on stage, fans started cheering and a good positive energy was around me. My frustration was I was doing hit films, was getting awards, but why was I not getting work. Why was I getting boycotted like this? He didn’t say I will stand up with you, fight this war against this lobby. He gave a practical, simple solution, which gave me money, good feeling, love and a lot of fun”.

Vivek praises Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan

In the same interview, Vivek also praised Krrish 2 co-star Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan. Calling Hrithik Roshan a good friend, he said, “He is such a perfectionist. He is so crazy, committed, dedicated. I spent so much time with him during the shoot. He would wake up, go to the gym, read the script, prep, monitor the set, check if every shot is perfect. Respect to the director and action director, but I would quietly even ask him if the shot was good or if I should ask for one more take. His observation and commitment is to another level.”

Oberoi further praised Shah Rukh Khan as well. “I am a big SRK fan, have always been since I was in college. I have loved his movies, love the way he has a take on everything, whether it is cinema or life. I had the good fortune of knowing him as a friend, a well wisher and guide, He has given me nothing but love. He is a megastar but has no air. He took time for AbRam, and was sitting on the floor with the kids, teachers and parents. What a chill person”.

On the work front, he is being immensely appreciated for his stint as a cop in Rohit Shetty’s Indian Police Force.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Vivek Oberoi reveals Ajay Devgn introduced him to Rohit Shetty 22 years ago, said ‘Ye ladka bahut acha actor hai’


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