Mumbai: He came to flag off a house-building charity here but actor Vivek Oberoi landed up locked in a room for hours as a sea of crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of the star.
The `Saathiya` actor was in Bawana village on the outskirts of Delhi to promote a CSR initiative by Cathay Pacific and Habitat for Humanity, when hundreds of villagers, mostly young guys and girls, thronged the tiny community centre to see him.
The 34-year-old actor was supposed to lay bricks for the foundation of three houses, but the curious mob made it impossible for the event to go on outdoors and Vivek was quickly whisked in before his fans got anywhere close to him. "I was outside interacting, when the mob increased in
number and I was dragged in. I am holed up in here, don`t know when I`ll be able to get out. My car is just fifty feet away but the way towards it is packed with people," Vivek told reporters.
There were people everywhere, blocking the gates, on the boundary walls and roof-tops. Little kids were hanging from the windows of the room where Vivek was seated.
"You have to constantly tell yourself that it is all because they love you. I enjoy the attention but sometimes the situation gets a little out of hand," he added.
The situation here got so out of hand here that organisers had to call the police to clear the mob and let the actor out.
"We anticipated some crowd to gather, but had not expected such a large turn out. We`ve had other house-building events before, but this is the first time we have encountered such a thing," said Ashish Kapur from Cathay Pacific.