Vivek Oberoi cancelled his Red Sea honeymoon with wife Priyanka Alva, as he was asked to play a tennis match with Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes and Tamil star Surya.
Says a source close to Vivek, "Vivek and Priyanka decided to postpone their honeymoon to the Red Sea because he was invited to kickstart an opening exhibition match at the Chennai Open with Bhupathi, Paes and Surya yesterday. The actor is fond of Bhupathi and immediately jumped at the chance. Also he has been nominated for the Screen awards and is hosting the Apsara awards and he will be going on his honeymoon a bit later in the month."
The actor was excited about the match as it's an international sporting event. "Playing with the tennis stars and his buddy Surya was exciting for Vivek. Also, VO is doing many shows, appearances and endorsements so he's trying to balance it out. He has planned a whole lot of romantic getaways with the biwi this year and has promised her he will be the world's most romantic husband."
The friend adds that he more than made it up for Priyanka for the honeymoon cancellation. "He took her out to Dubai's numero uno restaurant Le Petit Maison for a candlelight dinner and then to a private party hosted for them by his close friends at a villa.
“They danced all night, watched the sunrise on the beach, came back and slept all day! On Saturday evening, Vivek took her to watch the sunset at a quiet romantic little cafe by the beach and then to Atlantis for dinner. And on Sunday, they went to the Armani Hotel for a lovely dinner on the open deck overlooking the beautiful Burj Khalifa fountains."
Vivek got a phenomenal response for his New Year's Eve performance in Dubai. "His show was a mega success. Over 12000 people showed up. Most had to stand as the organisers hadn't expected such an overwhelming response. VO got a standing ovation for his performance and everyone from the ambassador, the consul general, the president of industries and members of the royal family came to watch him perform."