Vivek Oberoi to Salman Khan: ‘Do You Believe in Forgiveness?’
Vivek Oberoi has had a long history with Salman Khan dating back to the time he was in a relationship with Aishwarya Rai
The saga of Vivek Oberoi and Salman Khan is the stuff that urban legends are made of. Years ago, Vivek Oberoi had called a press conference wherein he accused Salman Khan of calling him 41 times and threatening him in a drunken state. He further alleged that Salman threatened to kill him if he didn’t stay away from his ex girlfriend Aishwarya Rai (now Bachchan). Back then, Vivek was one of the most promising stars in Bollywood with hits like Company and Saathiya to his credit. However, the press conference had a damaging effect on his career. Not only did it end his relationship with Aishwarya, it also ended his chance of getting big films with popular banners.
Now, after years, Vivek Oberoi has hit out at Salman Khan again. In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, he was requested to ask one question that he would like to pose to Salman Khan. To everyone's surprise, Vivek chose to answer that. He told the portal that he would ask Salman, "Do you truly believe in forgiveness?"
Salman Khan has always avoided Vivek Oberoi after the unpleasant episode and has publicly declared that if there was one person who he wouldn't shake hands with, then that one person would be Vivek Oberoi. He said that he wouldn't become friends with Vivek ever. On his part, Vivek has done everything possible to mend bridges. He has openly said on shows that he regrets the press conference.
Here's a video of Salman addressing the issue:
Vivek is currently in a bit of a soup with his comeback film PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being grounded by the Election Commission. The film was supposed to release on April 5, then it got pushed to April 11 to coincide with the elections in India but then the EC got into the picture and prohibited its screening saying it violated the code of conduct in place during elections. The release date has been pushed to after the elections, in May. but there has been no new dates announced yet. Recently it was said that the film’s trailer had vanished from YouTube.