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Monday, July 11, 2016
By Sandeep Hattangadi

Vivek Oberoi is known for his action packed roles but nowadays he seems to be flirting with comic roles as well and has done that successfully and now his most comical film ‘Great Grand Mastii’ is about to release and we corner him for a close encounter. Here is what the long haired bearded star has to say.

You started with doing serious roles and now you are seen in comic roles. Why this paradigm shift?
It’s not a conscious decision on my part. As an actor I like to try different genres and I am quite successful at that so I am also offered comedy films.

What do you have to say about your role in the film?
I play a married man and tries to woo a ghost girl played by Urvashi Rautela and am always trying to put down Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani but when we come to know that she is a ghost , all hell breaks loose.

How was it like working on the film?
I have not acted in the film, I have just tried to do what director Indra Kumar has told me, the expressions, the dialogue delivery, reactions are all what Indujee instructed me and I am happy that my role has turned out very well. Riteish and Aftab are totally fun guys and we had a blast on the sets playing pranks on Urvashi.

What do you have to say about the controversies about the film?
It’s very sad when such things happen. A Film being leaked on the net is a horrible thing to happen which could affect the films business prospects and as it is the censors tried to snipe our film inspite of our content being less adult comic situations and dialogues.

You are active on television too.
Yes. I am judging a children talent hunt show called India’s Best Dramebaaz and it’s amazing how these small children perform their acts and I am awed by the talent I get to see and the recognition of the audiences who come and meet me at the malls or airports or hotels and the children start calling me uncle and tell me how I am wonderful in this show. It’s a great experience.

What’s next on the anvil?
I have a film called Bank Chor coming up which is up for release and a film with EXCEL and a bio-pic with Ram Gopal Verma based on his own life.

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