I don't usually talk about the social work I do because I don't do it for publicity. If I can bring a smile to the face of a few children in this one lifetime, I'd be happy.
— Vivek Oberoi
I don't want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life.
Every girl deserves the right to pursue their dreams.
I'm a normal guy.
If I have superpowers, I would eliminate all negative people and all negativity from this world.
Dad is the one I turn to for critique. It helps me to keep growing. When he said 'I am so proud of you,' it meant so much to me.
I have a lot of friends in Kollywood. I enjoy a very warm relationship with many actors, actresses, directors, and producers here.
When you go for first date, you are so conscious about what you are wearing, how you smell, how much money you have in your wallet. You have to plan the day - you have to plan the traffic - but in a relationship, you take all the things for granted.
I'm blessed with more than I could dream of.
As for politics, I share good relations with people across parties, not any particular one.
I am fascinated by Shah Rukh Khan. He is brilliant.
Whatever takes your fancy, you should do it without worrying what will people think. Otherwise, you will get stuck, like how some get stuck in a lover boy image or in an action image.
Mumbai is where my heart is. This is home.
'Dum' is not about the bicep. It is about soul.
I am not a fool. I know where I stand in terms of box office returns.
I love villainous characters; they are so exciting to play. They are so different and challenging.
I just want to do films that I like and to enjoy my work.
I am genuinely a peaceful person now.
Guilt is a serious appetite killer.
I'd work with anyone that the script requires me to. I'd never let my personal biases rule my judgement.
I don't mind an arranged marriage. The girl my parents choose could be the girl of my dreams.
I do not want to be restricted to a particular image.
When you have a celebrity status, people feel inspired by you people. They start to emulate what you are doing. So it inspires me as a celebrity to do something which is for greater good.
Language doesn't seem to be a barrier for me to do films in the south.
You always find women contribute to a relationship more than a man.
I have a beautiful family, and I wake up to bliss every day.
No one knows why a film does well or not. The reasons for this are not important. What is important is the intention you start the film with and the final state when the film releases on a Friday - whether people liked it or not.
'Company' attracted a certain strata that acknowledged me as a good actor. But in terms of popularity, I owe everything I have to 'Road' because of the song, 'Raste raste, toofan sa.'
I feel an image is a creeping jail growing all around you without you even realising it. Suddenly, you are trapped, and an actor should never be trapped.
I am very privileged to have the parents and family that I do.
If not for the producers' conviction in me, I wouldn't have had the faith to pull off 'Prince.'
I don't believe anyone is good or bad. It's about the choices we make, about how we deal with situations.
The day I got married, I felt there is so much more to life.
Like women, life is unpredictable and a huge risk.
For me, I have nobody who I hate. I don't have place for hate in life.
By virtue of being a half Punjabi and half Sikh, tandoori chicken was my staple diet.
Yes, I do write poetry. It's very therapeutic. I'm influenced by Pablo Neruda and Gulzar Saab. It's all very personal.
Objectivity is the purpose of documentary filmmakers.
I prefer to celebrate every moment of my life and not allow any negativity.
My mother is from Chennai, and I have a lot of relatives here.
I love acting in Tamil cinema. I have decided quite consciously to do at least one good film every year in Tamil.
Women are better than man at valuing relationships and much better than men in terms of contributing towards a relationship.
I'm someone who has always had a positive outlook towards life.
'Saathiya' is about love, discovering yourself through the way you love someone.
I think revenge is an extremely potent and powerful weapon, and hatred is more powerful sometimes than love.
I keep saying this to everyone: 'Grand Masti' is a family film that the entire family needs to watch - independently!
I am a simple person; I come from a very simple home. We believe in enjoying life and what we have.
There are certain directors I have worked with who build up the scene and get you all excited, but when you actually do it, it falls below your expectation.
A director like Ram Gopal Varma brings out a different dimension in your performance.
For 'Rakht Charitra,' I had to gain and lose weight. I simultaneously shot the film in three languages - Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.