Vivek Oberoi On Going Into Depression After People Claimed His Career Was Over: 'How Can It End?'

Vivek Oberoi retrospects about his career so far and talks about a time when it was proclaimed to be over shortly after just a few films.


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Vivek Oberoi On Going Into Depression After People Claimed His Career Was Over: 'How Can It End?'

Vivek Oberoi is one of the most talented actors of his generation in Bollywood. After making his debut in 2002 with the film, Company, the actor has come a long way through and delivered some of the most exceptional films at the box-office. From the chocolate boyish romantic portrayals to high-octane roles, Vivek’s versatility has always won hearts. Son of veteran actor, Suresh Oberoi, Vivek is currently gearing up for his next release as well as his first OTT debut, Indian Police Force.

Vivek Oberoi talks about tough times and slipping into depression

In an interview with Mirchi Plus, Vivek Oberoi opened up about a certain period of lows in his career and remarked how much he feels to have wasted his time taking stress and pressure over those periods of time. Vivek also recalled slipping into depression when it was massively proclaimed that his career was over right after a few films. Adding how situations have definitely changed for him today, the actor said:

“I have wasted so much time taking stress and pressure. I slipped into depression and my mental health was very bad at that time when I dealt with a lot of issues. For the first time when people told me ‘Bro, your career is over,’ I was in very much stress. I thought I had just started, how can it end. But with god’s grace, even today, the work I get is more than the work I am able to do. I have to reject things because sometimes it doesn’t suit me as an actor or it doesn’t challenge me as an actor”

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Vivek Oberoi gives a valuable piece of advice from his own journey to his younger self

In the same interaction, Vivek was then asked to share the one piece of advice he would partake to his own younger self back in the day, who went through some of the most trying times ever. In response, he mentioned how he would want to guide his younger self to not take much stress and understand how most things in life are transient. In his words:

“My advice to him would be ‘Don’t take stress about anything and when you feel that it is the end of the world, it is not because everything is transient. Nothing is permanent. Today there is success, tomorrow it is gone. Chill, relax and enjoy.”


Vivek Oberoi opened up about facing negativity all throughout his career

Previously, in an interaction with Zoom, Vivek Oberoi talked about an infamous phase of his life and career, wherein he was embroiled in an ugly spat with Salman Khan. Well, the fight definitely set a major blow to the former’s career and he had to go through a lot. Talking about the same in a rather nuanced and indirect manner, Vivek remarked how there would always be bullies and trolls in any career path, but at the end, it all depends on how much valuation these people are given.

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Vivek once took a dig at former flame, Aishwarya Rai for leaving him despite commitment

Well, the love affair between Vivek Oberoi and his Kyu Ho Gaya Na co-star, Aishwarya Rai is known to many. Though the duo had a brief relationship, its impact was manifold on the audience, who loved their chemistry. However, it didn’t last long and they broke up soon after. In one of his earlier interactions on Anas Boukhash’s podcast, he revealed being hurt in many of his past relationships, since his exes were dishonest and left him even after making promises of commitment. He further said:

“I am an all-or-nothing guy. I love with all my heart, but people like me get hurt. And when I was hurt, it was very difficult. The path that many such people take after getting hurt is that they try not to be who they are and be superficial. It was amazing in the beginning; you brought out your best flirtatious self, and I was playing the field. It was a big ego kick. But I was never dishonest. I wouldn’t commit to somebody and leave. I would be straightforward and tell them I am not looking for anything serious.”


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