After the 100 crore Grand Masti
, Vivek Oberoi
is ready to set the screen ablaze with evil in his eyes and vengeance in his heart as KAAL. As evil as he looks in Krrish 3
, he is a child at heart and likes to sleep in his mother's lap whenever low. India Forums gets up close and personal with the actor who is back with a bang. Exclusive with Vivek Oberoi
Did you ever expect that Grand Masti would reach out to be a 100 crore grosser?
Not even in my dreams. (Laughs) I'll tell you the truth before the release of Grand Masti
, everyone was thinking that we've made a good film and it'll work well but it'll work this well we never thought of it. One person, Mr. IndraKumar, from the beginning kept on saying that this film will cross 100 crores. We used to laugh and say what 100 crores sir.. He had that faith and belief and that is what happened in the end. Hats off to Induji.
Kaal is diametrically different from any character that you have essayed till now. Are you conscious in not getting slotted in a particular genre?
As an actor if you see my work, I have always tried to not get slotted in a particular genre or to make a very rigid image of myself. I've done action films, love stories, comedies and they have worked. I have tried to do every kind of role and this is a very golden time period for me after a comedy Grand Masti
which is such a big hit, I am coming again with a Krrish 3
which is such a big film in which I am completely doing something else. I hope I can fulfil everyone's expectations, especially how Guddu Uncle (Rakesh Roshan
) and Hrithik have praised me. I want to fulfil their expectations.
This is the first time that you're playing a super villain, how difficult or easy was it?
This was difficult, but I am a very happy go lucky, chilled out kind of a person. So what usually happens is that I come on the set, chill and talk with everyone around, I anyway have a habit of reaching half an hour early on set. But with this film, I had to catch hold of a zone because 'Kaal' has a particular stature, he has an aura. There's a fire of revenge inside him. He wants to make his own universe and considers himself the king of that universe. So to catch hold of that zone was very difficult . The anger, the vengeance, the revenge, the evil inside him. I remember as soon as my shot used to be ready, I used to tell the assistant to let me know 15 minutes before hand and I used to sit in front of the mirror for 15 minutes and zone out. I used to watch my eyes and see if the flicker of evil is there or no, and when I used to see that evil in my eyes, I used to get up without talking to anyone say my lines and give my shot. After cut, I again was back to being myself and talking with everyone.
All of you are wearing special suits for your characters.. Isn't it?
What special suit ( Laughs). It weighs 28 kilos and is made up of iron. There are so many small small parts inside it, that you actually remember your grandmother while fixing the whole thing. Initially it used to take 1 hour just to get into that costume, later our team became an expert in it so we managed to do it in 30 minutes. But those 20 days in that costume in 48 degrees at Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad felt like something. Oh God! It was so hot there. How much discipline I have taught myself in my entire life was used up there. I felt really nice when we had a wrap party at the end of the schedule, Hrithik was all praises and was full of appreciation.
Since you are surrounded with super heroes these days, who is your super hero?
My super hero is my mom. She is super positive. Whenever in life, how much low I am feeling, I go in my mom's room and sleep in her lap. My wife laughs on it and tells me I am a kid. The feeling I get there is great, like nothing matters in the world. When I was growing up I always saw her helping cancer patients. I have seen her going and working with terminally ill people and trying to make them happy in small-small things. The love that I have seen in her for strangers made me feel that she is the real hero of my life.
Earlier, you were a very short tempered person, now you don't seem like one..
Ya.. At the age of 24-25 I think everyone is short tempered. As you grow up, you change. Everything changes, when you grow up, when you get married. I have such a lovely wife, such a lovely home, one settles down and now I have a baby also. I have more responsibilities now. When my baby was born, I used to look at him and feel a very different kind of emotion and suddenly realised that whatever I feel for him, my father would have felt this for me all this while. He always says that I am a very good son, he is very proud of me, but after that moment I became more conscious about myself. I realised how important it is to nurture this relationship. You realise as you grow.
Nothing. I haven't signed anything. I am waiting for Krrish to release first and then I will decide. I will take a break and go on a holiday with my family. I am just waiting to do the right films now. I think I have experimented, I have tried, I have made an effort. Last year I shot so many films, I tried to do everything different from the other but a lot of those experiments went wrong. So after that I took a break. Then I decided that I just want to focus on a couple of pictures and pick and choose. As much as you can see that most of it is Luck but I think little bit of it is planning. Now I am just trying to plan better. I don't want to do too much work now, I want to work on some projects and enjoy working on those projects and I want to spend a lot of time with my son. I want to see my child growing up. I don't want to miss it. Its now worth anything in the world.