Gangster and real life characters excite me, says Vivek Oberoi

Wednesday, May 11, 2016,10:49 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has entertained audiences with his portrayal of gangsters in films, says he enjoys playing real life characters on screen. Gangster and real life characters always excites me as an actor, the Shootout at Lokhandwala star said in a statement here.

Vivek is all set to portray the role of former underworld don ‘Muthappa Rai’ in his forthcoming gangster drama Rai helmed by Ram Gopal Varma (RGV).To portray a larger-than-life character like ‘Muthappa Rai’ on the big screen will be a challenging task. I am working hard towards it, the 39-year-old actor said.

Rai will go on floors this June and it will be shot in various locations including London, Dubai and India. Vivek made his debut in Bollywood with underworld drama Company which was a huge hit.  He played ‘Maya Dolas’ in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Lokhandwala and returned for another such performance as gangster-turned-politician ‘Pratap Ravi’ in RGV’s Rakht Charitra (part one and two).