Vivek Oberoi opens up on Bollywood lobbying: Have seen it firsthand how people abuse their power

While many actors have spoken up and put forward their views on issues like nepotism, actor Vivek Oberoi maintains that he is not too surprised.
Vivek Oberoi opens up on Bollywood lobbying.Vivek Oberoi opens up on Bollywood lobbying: Have seen it firsthand how people abuse their power.
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Bollywood has seen an unrest like no other in the last few months. From insider-outsider debates on the industry to a drug nexus case being widely discussed, the Hindi film industry seems to have been attacked from all sides. While scores of actors have spoken up and put forward their views on issues like nepotism, actor Vivek Oberoi maintains that he is not too surprised.  

Revealing that he has experienced it firsthand, Vivek opened up on lobbying in Bollywood. "There always has been lobby, people abusing their power. I have been a victim of that myself. You know there is always been a lobby that has a massive influence and power and they have used it to enrich and benefit themselves and rather than create an ecosystem and a democratic place where new talent just blossoms," he told Hindustan Times. 

Referring to his own experiences, Vivek said, "I have experienced it. I have seen the time from being offered all these choices from people saying to ‘Sorry man I can’t work with you anymore because XYZ asked us not to or that we have this pressure and that pressure. I have seen it firsthand how people abuse their power." He added that he tried to fight it but never received any support for it. 

The actor recently made headlines as his brother-in-law Aditya Alva has been absconding since the Sandalwood drug case gathered team. Vivek's Mumbai residence was also searched by Central Crime Branch officials on Thursday.   

ALSO READ: Sandalwood Drug Case: CCB searches Vivek Oberoi's Mumbai residence as relative Aditya Alva is absconding

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Anonymous 5 days ago

Company, Dum, Saathiya 3 hits then one interview and the lobby makes the people question his acting?! Can anyone pls justify the acting of these so called 'A' listers like : Katrina, Ananya, Arjun, Jacqueline, Varun, Tiger? Is having flat abs enough to be called an actor even if you can't express the emotions?

Anonymous 1 week ago

Whenever you support Bollywood ,the money earned is used for Anti India Activities use your head & heart #SaveIndiafromBollywood

Anonymous 1 week ago

MORE THAN #BOLLYWOODMAFIA , Y’ALL KNOW WHO IS MOST SHAMELESS PPL ARE : THESE #BOLLYWOOD #DRUGWOOD #SUPPORTERS ! #PUKE !!!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Mr. Oberoi was the superstar that was supposed to be. So talented, charming and cute.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Know exactly where you're coming from...The real life villain who is on screen hero (SK and others) have bought a lot of misery to those who do not concur with their thought process. Needless to say, bollydawoodiya is nothing short of a mafiose industry where the thugs rule the roost.. Karma will strike them, wait and watch.

Anonymous 1 week ago

...and yet even after all these years he doesn't admit that it was very childish and stupid of him to hold a press conference ...ARB used him. Period !!

Anonymous 1 week ago

I like him In sathiya, company but now he does very bad acting.

Anonymous 1 week ago

I believe him. He was a decent actor and then he vanished for a long time.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Not a fan of this Oberoi guy..but not a drop of doubt he has been wronged by gangs of Bollywood.His one wrong move has cost him whole career,paid a huge price . Far worse ,obnoxious idiots gets A list branding...happens only in Bollywood

Anonymous 1 week ago

Vivek was a victim of Bollywood bullying ( we all know who) but he was bashed as victim bashing is common here, will Kangana say anything about it? Or is she that selective about her claims?

Anonymous 1 week ago

I get that V.O is not exceptional actor,but on what universe is salman khan ,k.kaif,bhatt,kapoor et al should be considered “actors”?....especially that kaif girl...who didn’t speak the language of the people she catered to...yet gets royal treatment from A list bullies...WHAT A JOKE this Bollywood is! Sorry how PATHETIC IS THIS INDUSTRY

Anonymous 1 week ago

Mr. Oberoi first find your brother in law who is absconding in drug case

Anonymous 1 week ago

Hey, you got yourself into this mess. Nobody forced you to do your press conference. The girl who you thought you hooked with used her power too and dumped you. But that press conference finished you because of stuff you spoke about. You were this narcissistic hero who thought he could do anything. The public doesn't like that. They want their heroes to be heroes in real life too. Nobody is to be blamed.

Anonymous 1 week ago

According to Sohail khan even after break up Aishwarya was in touch with Salman and that made Vivek angry ,insecure and he did that press conference.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Isn’t salman the narcissist with an anger management problem and a criminal record? Salman harrassed him and he didn’t have a right to speak up. Salman is powerful and maybe he thought his only option to make an impact and have public support was the press. You don’t find it weird that by criticizing viveks role you are in some way condoning salmons behavior. Salman the one with the criminal history.

Anonymous 1 week ago

iska toh ab tak rona nahin band huya!!! dude get a life.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Vivek is really a victim of bollywood politics. In case of SSR he himself has told many times he got many many offers and movies he chose were movies he really wanted to do. He chose more offbeat kind of roles not so commercial. Now Kangna is making it look like everyone bullied him. SSR died because of his mental issues

Anonymous 1 week ago

No a victim of the big loser of Bollywood : Salman but karma playback will hit him soon !

Anonymous 1 week ago

He was enjoying with the nexus when he was a part of it. Waqt ke badalte rishtey and opinions

Anonymous 1 week ago

Vivek u r not that great. Nobody is to blame for that. Take it up wid your mum and dad. Your dad is a veteran. Contacts nahin hain kya?

Anonymous 1 week ago

PR team should stop commenting. People Voice needs to be heard. Bollywood is a bully ruled by mafia. Accept it. And change the system. Make it a better place for everyone not just for few arrogant people who are getting paid by underworld.

Anonymous 1 week ago

we are common people who hate kangana LOL SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Anonymous 1 week ago

Exactly !

Anonymous 1 week ago

I dont think any PR team is commenting. we are common people who hate kangana

Anonymous 1 week ago

Vivek Oberoi get a life.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Aaj film release hui hai iski to kuch b bolega.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Such a gossip king he is. Even kjo is not that much gossip lover.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Sorry Vivek, u picked lousy films. They didnt work and no one offered you roles. If the case was like Salman based YOUR Narendra Modi pic wld have been a 1000 crore blockbuster. Face reality. Ur choices sucked.

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