Has Vivek Oberoi been signed for Season 3 of 'Swayamvar', the reality show at a TV channel that had earlier roped in Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan for Season 1 and Season 2 respectively?
That's the buzz going around the B-town for the week gone by. While 'sources' (?) have claimed that Vivek is a hot contender for the show, considering his single status and popularity amongst women, the fact is something entirely different. The actor, who has seen a new lease to his professional career post Prince, is in no mood to tie the knot in near future, least of all on a reality show.
"This is as ridiculous as it gets", fumes Vivek's publicist, "There is no truth to the entire story and is imaginative as it gets. Earlier there were names like Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni spoken around. Then there were some other lesser names also that came in. Now all of a sudden Vivek's name has cropped up. It isn't even funny to be laughed away."
A 'news' like this comes at the time when Vivek is looking forward to his upcoming assignment like Ram Gopal Varma's Rakta Charitra, Part I of which is aiming for a September release. After that, there is also a Mani Ratnam film which is pretty much on the anvil.
No wonder, conspiracy theories are being discussed in hush-hush tone. Last 12 months had seen an upswing in Vivek's career with first Kurbaan and then Prince lighting up the scene for him. Just when the actor had got through the 'let bygones be bygones' phase and moved on to concentrate entirely on his work and refused to get into any personal conversations, a news piece like 'Swayamvar' stands out like a sore thumb.
While Vivek refused to comment on the entire 'issue', one wonders whether his silence has yet again made him a soft target for media as well as industry alike? What can be said for sure though is that there is lot more he can be expected to talk about once his film comes closer to release. After all Ramu's gritty reel world of Rakta Charitra inspired from real life can be expected to make for a far better outing than 'Swayamvar' where the difference between real and reel world could be considerably blurred!
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