I lost my first love to cancer: Vivek Oberoi

Actor Vivek Oberoi says he lost his childhood sweetheart to cancer when he was 18.

Sunday, March 14, 2010   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 22 Comments  |  6228 Views

Actor Vivek Oberoi says he lost his childhood sweetheart to cancer when he was 18.

'When I was just 18, I lost my first love. My childhood sweetheart since the age of 13 died of cancer,' he wrote on his Twitter page.

The actor, who is the brand ambassador of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), says by helping those who cannot afford treatments he feels he's honouring his late girlfriend.

'Every time I help CPAA, spend time with the patients going to the hospitals on Rose Day or celebrate my b'day with terminally ill children, I feel I am honouring her memory,' he added.

'I was devastated when I lost her, but by helping save the ones who can't afford the treatment and medicines, I feel she's alive in their smiles.

'My mother taught me - the best way to honour the memory of someone you've loved and lost is to reach out and ease someone else's pain and misfortune,' wrote the actor who is associated with the CPAA for eight years.

The actor is now looking forward to the release of 'Prince', which is his first solo hero movie in five years.

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  • Posted on: 15 March 2010 at 4:34amtina_manoj


    Edited on:15 March 2010 at 4:34am

  • Posted on: 15 March 2010 at 4:24am-Nymphadora-

    hes such a nice guy!!!patya nahi ise koi milti kyun nahi!

  • Posted on: 15 March 2010 at 2:27amBittuJi.

    aww... omg..tht's so sad.. :( but it's really sweet of him to support people in need :)

  • Posted on: 15 March 2010 at 1:41amAshiYuvi4life

    awww real sweet! god bless him! one of my favorite actors, but he never gets any importance! :(

  • Posted on: 14 March 2010 at 10:28pmsheena_karan

    awwww..dats so sweet of him..lukn forwrd 2 his film PRINCE i luv de action scenes vry nuch...

  • Posted on: 14 March 2010 at 6:24pmshivani003

    Awwww :( We love u sweetheart! Thats really nice of you. BTW sneha0601 I agree that he is a very under-rated actor. I hopes he is flooded with accolades n awards some day.

    Edited on:14 March 2010 at 6:26pm

  • Posted on: 14 March 2010 at 5:09pmchocogurl

    Aw :( thats so sad. It's so sweet that he's helping out!

  • Posted on: 14 March 2010 at 4:43pmshalini01

    that is so sad but its good to know that he is reaching out to those less fortunate. that is really sweet of him.his mother taught him well.

  • Posted on: 14 March 2010 at 3:06pmtulipbaby53

    that's so sad, but i'm so happy to read he's trying to use his loss to help others! that takes a really big heart! so sweet!! i really do wish him the best, and i really do like him a lot! he's a good actor, and he seems like a nice guy too!

  • Posted on: 14 March 2010 at 2:49pm-Sneha

    He's a sweetheart. One mistake of his in this cruel world led him to hell. I really like the guy and he's seriously one of the most underrated actors ever! Hope he gets his due credit now!

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