Vivek Oberoi has become a proud father of a son and is completely in love with this new role. The actor, who has proved his acting prowess in films like Company, Saathiya, Shootout At Lokhandwala, is all set with his next venture Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story. In an exclusive tete-e-tete with Tarneet Puri from Oneindia, Vivek discussed about his films, his wife Priyanka, fatherhood and much more..
Tell us something about your role in Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story.
Jayanta is basically the wrong bhai at the right place. While he thinks of himself as a serious bhai and is pretty good at whatever he does, Jayanta is also a fun-loving, good-natured guy but he's naive which creates problems for him.
What made you say 'yes' to this role?
I loved the story, the script was great. I immediately saw it as a combination of my two past roles, Adi from Saathiya and Chandu from Company - I had to sign it. Jayanta is very vulnerable and emotional. He's very real, that's what makes him endearing and entertaining.
How was it working with Neha Sharma?
Working with 'bhadhotri' was a blast! She has a very warm and friendly personality. She plays the role of Simran aka Bhadhotri with ease. I think we shared great chemistry on-screen, which made filming a lot of fun.
What other projects are you working on?
Zilla Ghaziabad is slated to release this month too. Other than that, Grand Masti - the sequel for Masti, Sher with Sanjay Dutt and Krrish 3 with Hrithik Roshan are also in the pipeline.
Which has been your most challenging role till date?
Krrish 3. It's the first time I'm playing a super villain. I've had to work hard, train hard and work myself into the skin of a character that is very unlike my personality or any other character I've ever played before. It's been challenging, but I've loved every minute of it.
Any dream role?
Being a father! I love kids, I've always been the 'designated babysitter' for my cousins, I interact with a lot of kids with the social work that I do. But being a father is a personal role, the most challenging and rewarding role of a man's life. I'm a father now and it's a dream come true!
Are you happy with the way your career has shaped up?
Of course, I am very happy today. I feel in life people forget to be appreciative and thankful. For me the important thing in life is to stay happy. I have no regrets, some of my films have worked and some have not, I accept both success and failure. I have loyal fans who've supported me from the start 10 years ago and today I have five releases this year alone, I'm happy with who I am.
How has marriage changed you?
My amazing wife Priyanka came into my life a little over two years ago and life itself changed. Priyanka has brought so much happiness, calmness and bliss to my life. And now she's given me the most beautiful gift in the world. I'm so lucky to have her in my life and truly blessed to have the honour of calling her my wife.
You have become a father now. How is the feeling?
Our most precious gift from God is here! Words cannot begin to describe how I'm feeling, holding my son for the very first time was the most beautiful moment of my life. Priyanka and I are elated to be parents. I'm loving every minute I have with my son...life is beautiful!
Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story will hit the theatres this Friday.