Vivek Oberoi, who has completed over 2 decades in the Bollywood film industry, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, spoke about his decision to do films down the south by taking a pay cut. Elaborating on the choices that shaped his career, the Saathiya star spoke about the time when he decided to do films in languages other than Hindi despite knowing that he would not get paid as much. He told Hindustan Times, “I decided I want to do a film in each Southern language. Even though I knew that whatever I charge in Hindi, in other languages, I can’t even get that fee. So, you take a pay cut and do harder work in a language that’s not natural to you.”
While on the topic, the actor also spoke elaborately on picking projects astutely. He said, “I already know the ones that I’ve done just for money or just irresponsibly – out of insecurity as an actor – so I already know those movies. Today where I stand, I have realized that I don’t need to do that anymore.”
He continued, “When you feel you don’t have to do something for any other reason, but the joy and passion of it, then whether it’s a success or a failure, it’s an attempt that works or doesn’t, it doesn’t matter. After two decades of being in the industry, you are empowered enough to be able to stand behind something that you love, that you believe in, that you’re attempting to do differently.”
On the work front, Vivek Oberoi will be lending his acting prowess to Rohit Shetty’s upcoming series Indian Police Force. Rohit Shetty announced the development with a still of Vivek Oberoi in action – dressed in police uniform, a safety vest, and wielding a gun in hand.
Sharing the post on Instagram, Rohit Shetty said, “Meet the most experienced senior officer of our squad. Welcome aboard Vivek,” along with the hashtags “Indian Police Force” and “filming now”.
Replying to the post, Vivek Oberoi said, “Thank you, my brother. Loving every moment. In 20 years I’ve never seen or done action of this scale. You are the master.”
See the post here:
Meanwhile, Vivek Oberoi is no stranger to OTT shows. The actor made his streaming debut with Inside Edge on Amazon Prime Video, which will also release Indian Police Force.