His career might have been lying
low lately but actor Vivek Oberoi says he has a lot to look
forward as he gears up for three big releases this year.
The 36-year-old's past few releases like Prince, Rakht
Charitra and Kismat Love Paisa Dilli did not do well at the
box office but Vivek thinks it is not a time to dwell on the
"I don't look back, what has happened is done. It is not
my time to look back just yet, probably when I am too old in
the industry I will do that. But right now I just want to look
forward and concentrate on good work. 2013 has lot of good
work in store for me. I don't have time to look back," Vivek
The actor, who was recently seen in Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv
Story, has gangster drama Zilla Ghaziabad, Krrish 3 and
comedy Grand Masti releasing this year.
He plays "super villain" in Rakesh Roshan's Krrish
franchise and a school teacher-turned-rebel in Zila
"I play this super villain in Krrish 3 and it is a very
dark and intense character. I have never done anything like
this before. In fact, on the first day of the sets, Hrithik
told me that he wanted to do this role initially so it was a
huge compliment. I think I am very lucky to get that part.
"In Zila Gaziabad I play a school teacher, who focuses
on improving the lives of children around him. But he is
dragged into gangster trouble and that is when he drops his
pen and picks up the gun. It is more of a rebellious role."
Besides movies, Vivek is busy with his new born son
these days and he says it is difficult to leave his family and
concentrate on work.
"It is an unbelievable feeling. I thought I was prepared
for it but actually I am not. I want to be with him always and
it kills me to get away from him. I may be busy with shootings
but my mind is always back home," he said.
With almost a decade in the industry, Vivek has had only
a few hits in his kitty but he insists he is not let down by
"These past few years, the idea was to sit back, reassess
what went wrong and what kind of movies I want to do from here
on. Also success and failure are a part of any job, you just
have to learn to take it in your stride and with dignity. I
want to be honest towards my work and work harder."
Vivek has also tried his hands in movie production with
the film Dekh Indian Circus, but says it is not something he
plans to take up full time.
"I have been in the industry for 10-years and have some
equity and I feel it is important to promote young talent.
Times are changing in the industry and we need new people. If
something interesting comes up I will definitely put my
support behind it," he said.