Over the years, Bollywood star Vivek Anand Oberoi has delivered one fine performance after another, dabbling in a variety of genres. After carving a niche for himself, with some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters under his belt, the star is now making a huge impact in the South Film Industry.
Vivek recently made his Tamil debut with Vivegam alongside superstar Ajit Kumar and the film went on to break records at the box office. While his performance was well appreciated, the blockbuster success of the film also went on to cement his position as one of the most bankable and sought after Hindi stars down South.
Such was the reception, that some of the most prominent filmmakers and production houses, approached the star to be part of various films including the Malayalam film Lucifer opposite south superstar Mohanlal (that marks the directorial debut of actor Prithviraj), a Telugu film opposite Ram Charan Teja and Kannada movie Rustum, directed by Ravi Varma.
Says a trade expert, “Vivek had as much screen time as Ajit Kumar in Vivegam and held his own despite being entirely new to the industry. He became a subject of heated discussion ever since the film went on to become a mega blockbuster and was immediately flooded with offers. He is now part of the most prominent projects, alongside the biggest superstars in the Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu film industry and is also rumored to be the highest paid Hindi actor down South”.
Talking about his Malayalam debut film, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi has been roped in to play the antagonist in the Mohanlal starrer ‘Lucifer’. Antony Perumbavoor recently announced Vivek Oberoi’s casting on social media. The two actors previously worked together in the Bollywood film Company, directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film will see actor Prithviraj Sukumaran making his debut as a director