‘I want to do a ma­ture love story’

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Ac­tor Vivek Oberoi (right), whose per­for­mance was ap­pre­ci­ated in the love story Saathiya (2002) that re­leased al­most at the start of his ca­reer, says that he wants to do a love story again, but some­thing that suits his age. “Peo­ple of­ten ask me why I don’t do an­other love story since they loved Saathiya so much. I am look­ing for an age-ap­pro­pri­ate love story. It should be a gen­uine story. I feel that ro­man­tic films which are full of fluff are not for me,” the 39-year-old says.

The ac­tor, who has been a part of many gang­ster films such as Shootout at Lokhand­wala (2007) and Com­pany (2002), says that he is happy that peo­ple like him in that role. “I take this as a com­pli­ment. I have played a gang­ster only in about 10 per­cent of my films but they have been iconic. I am glad that peo­ple have liked me in them,” he says. How­ever this some­times acts against him too, says Vivek. “Peo­ple praise you for your work and at times you are forced to take up sim­i­lar work, which might not be cre­atively in­spir­ing,” he says.

Asked what he thinks about suc­cess, the ac­tor says “Suc­cess helps you feel em­pow­ered and al­lows you to choose projects. That is what suc­cess means to me,” he says.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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