Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi, who is gearing up for his next release `Rakta Charitra`, has decided to distance himself from controversies and let bygones be bygones.
"I do not want to get into any more controversies.. I have learnt from my personal life that revenge is a waste of time. Enmity, anger are all negative. True strength lies in forgiveness and not punishment," Vivek, told reporters.
"Life is a roller coaster ride...there are ups and downs. Experience teaches you a lot, be it good or bad. I decided one day, I was done with all unnecessary drama, toxic relations, enmity, feud and hatred. There was too much baggage to carry. I wanted to be free feel positive," said the actor who courted controversy since 2003 by calling a press conference, accussing superstar Salman Khan of harrasment.
"I decided I want to be a happy person, want to do good work, take up social causes. Since then everything started falling in place," he further said.
The 33-year-old considers himself lucky to have such a supportive and understanding family.
"My family always stood by me,they motivated and supported me every moment. They are my pillars of support," Vivek said.
"During my bad phase, I went to my mother for advice. She asked me to go out to other people who are in more pain and problems. Automatically I felt my pain was less," the actor said.