I believe in living my life: Vivek Oberoi
Actor Vivek Oberoi talks about his journey in Bollywood — how he never allowed failures in his career to deter his determination
Actor Vivek Oberoi (right) started off his career on a high note, with the film Company (2002). He established himself as the new heartthrob in Bollywood with the romantic drama Saathiya (2002). However, after a series of flops, many filmmakers wrote him off, but that didn’t dampen his spirits.
He says, “I don’t believe in analytics, I believe in living my life. If I start spending time analysing my choices, I will not be able to live my life. Success or failure is very relative. If I had believed I failed after Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007), then I wouldn’t have been around.” He adds, “For me, a simplistic way of looking at life was that if my phone still rings and the other person says that ‘I have a role for you in my film,’ I am successful.”
The actor, who has experimented with various genres and roles, does not believe in categorising his work. He says, “I have never believed that characters are negative or positive, white or grey. Anything that I find interesting, I become that person and then it’s done.”
Vivek adds he never found it difficult to play different roles. “The minute I am off camera, I am done. After I would finish shooting for a film, it would be a little difficult to shake the character off. I believe it’s important, otherwise it starts becoming a part of you,” he says.