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Vivek Oberoi skips shoot, stays in vanity van

Anirban Das , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, May 10, 2013
First Published: 12:38 IST(10/5/2013) | Last Updated: 18:01 IST(10/5/2013)

An upcoming episode of the reality show India’s Best Dramebaaz will feature only two judges, Anurag Basu and Sonali Bendre, since the third, Vivek Oberoi, was missing in action during the shoot. However, sources claim that Vivek was present on the sets while the episode was being shot, but he chose to stay inside his vanity van.

According to an insider present on the sets, the actor had a tiff with the show’s management.

“The entire unit was discussing it on the day of the shoot. The reason is still unknown, but he chose not to shoot for the particular episode,” says the source. Vivek’s manager,
however, presents a different explanation.

“He had been shooting under the sun at Aksa Beach for the film, Grand Masti. Later, he shot for another scene at DY Patil Stadium, where it was really hot. He is unwell because of those hectic schedules. It’s true that he missed an episode of the show, but there are no differences with the management,” he says.

The show’s management also offers the same story. “Vivek missed the show only because he wasn’t keeping well. He was present on the sets, but he was resting in his vanity van. He shot for the next episode after he had rested well,” says a source from Zee, the channel that airs the show.

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