As Sultan box office collections reportedly race past the Rs 100 cr mark, actor Vivek Oberoi is all praise for Salman Khan and his recently released film.
“It is great to see a big star (referring to Salman) going out and taking such a different kind of a role (wrestler in ‘Sultan’), different subject and doing so well with it. We should praise every good film and be happy for a successful film as it’s one industry,” Vivek said.
In 2003, Vivek had called a press conference alleging that a drunk Salman had called him up 41 times, abusing and threatening him to come over to his house and kill him over his friendship with Aishwarya Rai.
The “Saathiya” actor later apologised to Salman, but the latter did not acknowledge the gesture. The two actors have since been careful about avoiding each other in public.
Vivek is yet to see “Sultan”, but he is happy with the success of the Aditya Chopra-produced film.
The Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film, also starring Anushka Sharma in the lead, has reportedly earned over Rs 100 crore since its release on July 6.
“I haven’t seen ‘Sultan’, but I have heard it’s fantastic. When I saw the trailer I loved it. I am really happy for the whole team for the phenomenal success as it’s good for the industry.
“And such kind of mass response and appreciation is humongous. I think it has done Rs 35-36 crore on day one and Rs 36-37 crore on day two and it’s fantastic,” the 39-year-old actor said, adding that he will watch “Sultan” soon.
“I will definitely go to theatre and watch the film,” he said.
Meanwhile, Vivek is quite excited about his next release “Great Grand Masti”, also starring Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela and others.
The third part of the “Masti” series is directed by Indra Kumar and is slated to release on July 15.