Unlike actors like Irrfan Khan or Amitabh Bachchan who have happily chartered the Hollywood land, Vivek Oberoi seems to not approve of the idea of working in the West.
“I am not crazy about doing Hollywood films. I am not interested to do a five-minute role in a film which is not exciting to me. For me, quality of role is important and if a role excites me I do it,” said Vivek. A number of Bollywood actors like Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Anupam Kher and others have starred in Hollywood films.
Vivek says he agreed to dub for the character Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ as he has been a huge fan of the web-casting superhero. ”I have always been a huge fan of the Spider-Man comics and films. Max Dillon/Electro is an immensely fascinating and complex character and it will be interesting to face off with Spider-Man,” he said.
Vivek said dubbing was not new for him. “I have been a dubbing artist before becoming an actor. I got trained for it. Dubbing for a film where you have not performed is different. It is challenging to dub in other language and other character. But it was a funny experience,” he added.
In the original version of the film, Electro is played by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx.
Vivek has played villainous roles in films like Company, Shoot Out at Lokhandwala, Rakht Charitra, Krrish 3.
“There is no fascination towards villain roles. I like playing characters that are different. We all have an element of grey in us I like to show that on screen,” Vivek said, adding Gabbar Singh, which was immortalised by Amjad Khan, is his all-time favourite character.