It is learnt that Vivek took a break from his promotions to attend the wedding of his fan Chandan in Ferozepur, Punjab. The groom-to-be has been in touch with the actor for many years.
Around the time Company and Road released, Vivek received a call from Punjab. Chandan's mother called to say that her son, who hero-worships him had lost his dad and was finding it hard to cope. She requested VO to speak to him and motivate him. He obliged and they kept in touch over the years.
Vivek told us from Ferozepur on Sunday, "I have always had a special and different kind of connect with all my fans. Chandan may have been a fan at one time but today he's like family, so when he said I had to be present at his wedding because I am like his elder brother, I couldn't refuse."
Vivek continues, "I feel responsible towards Chandan and am very happy that he's doing so well today. Today he's the VP of an internet firm. It's been tough for me because I'm travelling so much. Tomorrow morning, I drove down after the reception to the Mansa Devi temple and then have to fly back to Mumbai for an event. But time is not important, when it comes to family. Right now, I am enjoying a huge glass of lassi at this Punjabi dhaba (see pic alongside) on the highway..."
Oberoi Jr says all his fans connect to him on different levels. "Right from flying down to meet me from various parts of India to record songs on Twitter and passing them on to me. Once when I tweeted that I have trouble sleeping, someone recorded a lullaby and sent it to me. Recently, a fan of mine came down from UP to meet me at my home. He was super excited to meet me and he gave me a bunch of flowers. I found that very sweet."
It's a busy time for Vivek Oberoi, with a release around the corner, but he still managed to find time to attend the wedding of one of his fans in Punjab a couple of days ago.