MUMBAI: Vivek Oberoi is most certainly one of those actors who has seen many ups and downs. However, every time when someone thinks that he's over, he comes back stronger and thus considers himself the "comeback kid".
While speaking in an interview, Vivek feels that he is the actor with most numbers of obituaries. He said, "I feel that I hold the record of the most number of obituaries written for someone’s career. I’ve seen so many Fridays wherein people have said, ‘Oh! This time he is over’. But I’m the comeback kid. I keep bouncing back. It has been a fun ride."
Many times we have heard and read (maybe wrote also) negative comments about the Masti star but all this does not affect him as he always throws such type of negativities out. He said, "I use this trick, this brilliant thing the universe has given me which is the power of choice. I choose to completely ignore the naysayers. Anything negative comes, I just throw it out."
The actor, who is also a businessman and a philanthropist, says he works for his passion for art and not for money. He said, "I’m lucky that I branched out beyond films. I’m much fulfilled. It has made me economically empowered that I don’t have to work for money. I work for pleasure and for the joy of the art."
Vivek, who is the son of actor Suresh Oberoi, also said that he rejected a Abbas-Mustan directorial as it was backed by his father. He then chose to debut with Company that has no relations with the senior Oberoi. He said, "The trend was that beta vilayat se padhayi karke ayega aur papa ek rocket ki tarah use launch karenge. And the trend was that you would make a complete showreel of a film in which you would show your dancing, riding horses, wearing designer clothes and romance girls. I had crises of conscience and opted out of the whole golden spoon being handed out to me."
On the work front, the actor has the second season of his critically acclaimed Amazon original series Inside Edge released recently.