Also disclosed by Vivek Oberoi was the fact that he had never actually accepted money from his father, actor Suresh Oberoi.
Vivek Oberoi, an actor, has spoken about his challenges, his principles, and his opinions on what it takes to achieve and fail in Bollywood.
Vivek, who made his acting debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s “Company” in 2002, rose to fame quickly for his potent roles in films like “Saathiya,” “Yuva,” “Shootout at Lokhandwala,” “Omkara,” and “Rakht Charitra,” among many others.
His failures included “Prince,” “Dum,” “Kyun! Hogaya Na,” “Naksha,” “Home Delivery: Aapko… Ghar Tak,” among many more.
Vivek Oberoi recently admitted in an interview with the Dubai-based podcast AB Talks that he had never actually accepted money from his father, actor Suresh Oberoi, and that he had been keen to ‘launch’ himself into the business on his own. On Instagram, a portion of the interview was posted.
He had a producer set up, a script was waiting, and everything. I replied, “No, I just need your prayers and blessings.” If I have it in me, I’d like to break my own way in because you did it on your own talent and without any help from anyone told the actor
He continued by discussing achievement and failure in a competitive industry like Bollywood.
When it comes to Bollywood—and not just Bollywood, since I believe it can be applied to anything, Vivek remarked. My father once said that even though I have experienced both enormous heights of success and disappointment, “Your acting never fails, the attempt does not succeed.”
“If it doesn’t work, move on. The moment you stop pushing forward is the moment you truly fail as an actor. You shouldn’t rely too heavily on your own accomplishment because doing so will lead to complacency, the actor continued.
It does not succeed, then move on. The day you really fail as an actor is the day you stop moving on. You can’t live so much on your own success because it will make you complacent,” added the actor.
Speaking about growing up with the values of “never really getting out of line,” Vivek Oberoi, son of actor and 1987 National Film Award winner Suresh Oberoi, reflected on his upbringing.
As a result, the actor remarked, “We were very protected from the glitz and glamour of Bollywood and lived a normal, grounded life.”
He continued, “You know, you start to cross the line and that feeling of entitlement starts creeping up, my mother, who was a little short so we called her Hitler, would whack us and never let us cross the line and treat people badly.”
Vivek offered a prayer just before the interview began.
The actor’s response, when asked about the subject, was as follows: “In India, there is this lovely goddess named Saraswati, who represents everything that has to do with art, culture, creativity, and wisdom. She is the one who bestows blessings upon us; she is even featured on Indonesian currency.
Given that Indonesia is a Muslim nation and that she may be found there, it is an idea that transcends religion.
Therefore, it is just a habit anytime I do anything, whether it be acting, conducting an interview, participating in your podcast, or even taking part in a photo session. Even when I stand on a stage for a performance or an event, I will touch it with my forehead out of respect. The camera is doing the same thing, saying, “I am here because of you.”