Vivek Oberoi in eviable position...

With Vivek Oberoi bagging the coveted title role in Subhash Ghai's KISNA, rumour mills have been working overtime, citing various reasons for Oberoi Jr. landing in this prestigious project.
The story goes that Ghai initially wanted to cast SRK, but SRK's back problem and his inability to dole out instant dates prompted Ghai to look for alternatives. [Continued]...
Reportedly, Ghai approached Akshaye Khanna next, but the actor, who had initially worked with the film-maker in TAAL, had the same problem as SRK – no immediate dates.

Fed up of chasing the stars, Ghai decided to opt for fresh names. Thus began the search for the right new faces.

It was at this point that Vivek Oberoi learnt of the role and decided to approach Ghai himself. According to rumours, he handed his dates' diary to the Showman and said, “Block the dates you require, Sir.” Ghai was touched by the dedication and respect and subsequently, gave the green signal to the actor.

That's the story rumour mills are spreading… Right or wrong, no one knows!

Whatever the truth, the fact cannot be denied that the KISNA announcement will not only boost Vivek's stature in the eyes of the distributors, but will also catapult him to the 'A' list instantaneously.

Also, with Mani Ratnam's YUVA, Boney Kapoor's KYO… HO GAYA NA and Indra Kumar's MASTI in his kitty, Vivek is for sure on a roll!