MUMBAI: Getting into the entertainment industry with your own struggle is considered huge. Vivek Oberoi’s journey was also similar and in a recent interview, the actor recalled his first horrible audition and revealed how Ram Gopal Varma roped him in Company.
Recently Vivek Oberoi was quoted saying, “When Company happened, it happened on my own merit, which felt like a victory. When I won the Best Debut and Best Supporting award in several shows, I saw tears of joy and pride in my father’s eyes.
“RGV for me was and still is a legend. My first meeting with him was in the basement of UTV where I used to be the struggling voice artist. I used to dub English movies and TV shows in Hindi and vice-versa. So, when Satya was being dubbed in English and I was chosen for it. That was the first time I met RGV,” he added.
“He complimented my voice and my work. I wanted to tell him so many things but couldn’t. Years later, when I got to know he was doing Company, I somehow met him and got my first unintentional break. When I got the part, I remember my first scene was with Ajay Devgn. He was such a big star. I was a huge fan of him.”
“I remember being unsure because he was giving instructions to a lot of people around him but he wasn’t telling me anything. I was like, ‘Why he is not giving me feedback? What am I doing wrong?” By the time it was lunch break, I was petrified and demoralised. I was like, ‘What if he throws me out? Mera career shuru hone se pehle hi khatam na hojaye kahin.’”
The 2002 gangster film made him come into the limelight for which he even won best debut awards in several award functions. Post this he worked on several hit films like Road, Dum, Saathiya, Yuva, Shootout at Lokhandwala and many more. He was last seen in the 2019 film PM Narendra Modi and Amazon Prime series Inside Edge season 3.