New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi says he didn't know what his dream role would be like until filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma asked him to play Paritala Ravi, the lead role of a rebel-turned-politician, in his "Rakta Charitra".
"Journalists have often asked me what my 'dream role' would be and I always dismissed the idea thinking a thing like that never existed, until I encountered Paritala Ravi. He is by far the most intriguing and fascinating character ever," Vivek told IANS in an e-mail interview.
Varma had launched Vivek with "Company" in 2002. Seven years later the two have got together for "Rakta Charitra". Vivek said he is "more than glad" about their reunion.
" 'Rakta Charitra' has an amazing script, an awe-inspiring character and a brilliant director at the helm... What more could an actor want? I will say that I did miss working with the master (Varma). I look forward to this new journey... I look forward to being wet clay again," the actor said.
Vivek, who caught attention as a gangster in "Company", won the hearts of female fans after he featured as the flirtatious, young college boy in "Saathiya".
He went on to do non-romantic roles in subsequent movies like "Dum", "Kaal", "Shootout At Lokhandwala" and "Mission Istanbul". Vivek said many of his female fans had often questioned this trend.
"Everywhere I go, my female fans complain to me about not doing enough romantic films. I enjoy those roles too and I am looking forward to doing something in that space soon," he said.
Vivek said he has no preference between rough and tough roles and lover boy characters he essayed in "Saathiya" and "Kyun...Ho Gaya Na".
"Lover boy or gangster, if the role is good and the script works, I enjoy it. I've been lucky to be appreciated in both kinds of roles," he said.
Asked if there was one role he would never agree to do in his life, Vivek quipped: "Hopefully I'll never do a bad role again. Doing a film or playing a character you don't believe in is the most dissatisfying experience."
Apart from "Rakta Charitra", Vivek will be seen in some big ticket films like Prakash Jha's "Rajniti" and Tips Films' "Prince" besides Rensil D'Silva's untitled romantic thriller that also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.