Mumbai: Bollywood’s not so lucky star-son Vivek Oberoi is all set to play villain in Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Krrish 3’.
Buzz has it that the actor has landed the coveted negative role in Rakesh Roshan’s superhero franchise.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “Rakesh Roshan has not directed a single film in the last five years. Initially, he was keen to have an outside director and had even approached Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra to direct the film. However, the filmmaker later decided to take charge himself. And he wanted a strong character to play the negative lead. There were various names being considered including the likes of Shah Rukh Khan. But Vivek Oberoi has bagged the role. The role has been kept under wraps as the dialogues of the film are still being penned, though the screenplay is ready.”
“There have been various rumours floating in the industry about the casting of the film. The fact is that none of them have been signed yet. Talks are still on with a lot of actors as the film is scheduled to go on the floors in October this year,” added the source.
Apparently, the initial talks have already taken place with Vivek, who is all set to sign on the dotted line.
In case everything goes fine, ‘Krrish 3’ will give much needed impetus to the sinking B-town innings of Vivek Oberoi.