Salman Khan spoiled Vivek Oberoi’s career for dating Aishwarya


Vivek Oberoi had to pay a heavy price for dating Aishwarya Rai (now Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). After breaking-up with Salman Khan, Aishwarya dated Vivek Oberoi and for that the ‘Saawariya’ actor had to pay a heavy price. Salman Khan spoiled his career. Vivek opened up about the aftermath of his freud with the ‘Tubelight’ actor.

“It was like a fatwa was issued against me from the powers that be,” he told a tabloid.

In a press conference, Vivek spoke of how Salman had threatened him, he became “the guy nobody was supposed to work with”.

Though Vivek Oberoi gave a hit, he did not get film offer for over a year.

He said, “When my personal life got messed up, I couldn’t keep my eye on the ball. Even if I gave a hit, work wouldn’t follow. Shootout at Lokhandwala became a huge hit, but I sat at home for a year after that.”

In the recent report, a close source of Vivek was quoted as saying, “To what extent Salman blacklisted him [in] the industry is a matter of conjecture. It’s easy to assume that he used his clout to ask people to exclude Vivek from projects. But then, Salman didn’t get along with Ranbir Kapoor and John Abraham either, and they’ve both got work through the years.”

He added, “Vivek only chose the worst films. He let go of Hum Tum, Bunty Aur Babli and Om Shanti Om. If your films are successful, people work with you, regardless. Vivek had 9 to 10 flops in a row.”

Way back in 2003, Vivek held a press conference where he confirmed that Salman called him 31 times, threatening to kill him. Subsequently, his relationship with Aishwarya died, along with his career.