A tweet is not enough for Vivek

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While many celebri­ties take to so­cial me­dia to post their con­cerns about a cause they feel strongly about, ac­tor Vivek Oberoi (right) says that this has never re­ally sat­is­fied him. “Peo­ple feel and ex­press on so­cial me­dia, but some­times, it is not enough to just com­ment about some­thing. I feel that I can do a lot more in the real world, and if I see a sit­u­a­tion im­prov­ing, that is the big­gest award for me,” he says.

Vivek is cur­rently work­ing for the erad­i­ca­tion of pros­ti­tu­tion and child traf­fick­ing and says that be­ing a pub­lic fig­ure, it is his duty to use his stardom to raise aware­ness about such causes. “Some 10-12 years back, when the tsunami hit In­dia, I woke up the next day to look at hor­ri­fy­ing pic­tures of the in­ci­dent. It was at that time that I flew down to the af­fected area and started work­ing to help peo­ple. Oth­ers joined in later. It is incredible when you can use your pop­u­lar­ity for this work,” he says, adding, “I gave six months of my life to that cause. It was a huge com­mit­ment at the time and it re­ally helped me grow as a per­son.”

Mean­while, the ac­tor has quite a few films lined up. “I have just fin­ished shoot­ing for the Grand Masti se­quel and I am cur­rently work­ing on an­other com­edy,” he says.

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