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After being single for four years, actor Vivek Oberoi is hoping to settle down. And he doesn’t mind an arranged marriage.

entertainment Updated: Jan 02, 2010 20:24 IST

Vivek Oberoi

After being single for four years, actor Vivek Oberoi is ready to settle down. The actor, who has also turned into a poet, says he wouldn’t mind marrying a girl of his parents’ choice.

“My mom, especially, is very worried. Like any mother she wants me to settle down. I don’t mind an arranged marriage. The girl my parents choose could be the girl of my dreams,” the


actor says.

“I know there’s someone out there for me. I just have to find her. I don’t know how it will happen...At the moment, I’m very much single. I’ve been single for four years,” he says.

Vivek laughs off rumours linking him with Niroo Singh, one of the actresses from his forthcoming release,

Prince — It’s Showtime


Single status

“That’s all rubbish. I’ve been linked up with 50 girls in the last four years that I’ve been single. At least 10 of them, I’ve never met.

No wonder my mother is searching for a girl for me. She wants me to settle down,” Vivek says.

When Vivek made his debut in Bollywood with


in 2002, he had been dating model Gurpreet Gill. But they parted ways, a little after the shoot of the film began. Later, he was linked to his

Kyun! Ho Gaya Na

co-star Aishwarya Rai. Even that relationship didn’t work.

“I’ve had two serious relationships where I gave one hundred percent of myself physically, spiritually and emotionally to my

partner. The next one, will hopefully, be for keeps. I hope to find a girl who appreciates my dedication and loyalty,” the actor says.

“It’s unfair to judge my ex-girlfriends now that they’ve moved on. But I loved them wholeheartedly. I continue to respect them... They are both married. I wish them happiness.”

Now, Vivek is busy penning down his romantic disenchantment in poems. “Yes, I do write poetry. It’s very therapeutic. I’m influenced by Pablo Neruda and Gulzar saab. It’s all very personal. Good friends tell me that I should publish them.”

For now, the actor says he is surrounded by positive energy. “First,

Shootout At Lokhandwala

, and now,


happened to me. Now I want people to speak about my work. And if I want personal happiness, I just have to spend time with needy children.

“It gives me absolute joy to be with such kids. You know a kalaakar (an artiste) is someone who is meant to give kal ko aakaar (a shape to our tomorrow),” he signs off.