A tweet is not enough for Vivek
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.