At the same time, Hollywood actor and director Kevin Costner was also staying in the hotel.
The Academy Award-winner was in Istanbul with his rock band, Modern West, for a concert at the WOW Convention Center the first in a series of events, Hollywood Stars in Turkey.
After it became known that that Costner was staying at the hotel, a lot of his fans showed up at the hotel to catch a glimpse of the star.
Two of these fans saw Vivek Oberoi there, and they ended up partying and spending a lot of time together. The girls even accompanied VO to the Mission Istanbul shooting and soon the actor became a butt of everyone's jokes for dating two girls together!
Vivek laughs off the incident saying, "It's embarrassing to even talk about this. I did make lots of friends in Istanbul as I love seeing a new place and going out and partying but we all did it as a group.
Kevin Costner was staying in the hotel we were in and there was a group of Turkish girls who had come there. I thought they had come to meet him but to my utter shock they turned out to be my fans!
Adds Vivek, "Saathiya was a hit in Turkey. Hindi films are a craze in Istanbul since Raj Kapoor's time and fans would even drive down to meet us."