Vivek Oberoi, the son of legendary actor Suresh Oberoi, grew up in Mumbai’s film circles. No one was surprised when he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps in the film industry. Vivek began his acting career with Ram Gopal Varma’s company, where he co-starred alongside Ajay Devgn. Beyond Ajay’s shadow in the film, the actor gave an outstanding performance and proved that he was here to stay.
Vivek made a return after a spate of early controversies hindered his career progression, delivering numerous spectacular performances. Today (September 3), Vivek’s 45th birthday, we take a look at some of his best-known films:
SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA
Vivek made a dramatic comeback with his 2007 film Shootout At Lokhandwala, following a difficult period in his career. He played the lead part in the film, which was inspired by the real-life encounter with mobster Mahindra Dolas aka Maya Dolas, and left the audience and critics impressed. Vivek stole the show with his acting performance in the film, which included a star cast of huge personalities.
Vivek made his Bollywood debut in director Ram Gopal Varma’s 2002 film Company, in which he gave a powerful performance. Ajay Devgn played don Malik in the film, which was set in the criminal underworld. Chandu, played by Vivek, joins Malik’s group, and what occurs next is the focus of the story. Both the audience and the critics reacted well to the production.
Yuva, directed by Mani Ratnam, was a political thriller that followed a group of young college students as they entered the realm of politics. Arjun Balachandran, the pampered son of an IAS officer who falls in love with Kareena Kapoor, was played by Vivek Oberoi.
Omkara, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and released in 2006, was a modern adaptation of Willian Shakespeare’s Othello. The film had Ajay, Kareena, Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, and Vivek Oberoi among its star cast. In the film, Vivek played Keshav “Kesu” Firangi in a supporting role.
The love story of Vivek’s characters Aditya and Suhani, played by Rani Mukherji, was depicted in Shaad Ali’s Saathiya. After meeting Suhani at a wedding, Aditya falls in love with her. He pursues Suhani, and the girl develops feelings for him after a while. Against their families wishes, the couple decides to marry. The video depicts their relationship’s ups and downs, as well as how they overcome obstacles to pursue their love.