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Vivek doesn't want more controversies

entertainment Updated: Aug 23, 2010 16:51 IST

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Bollywood actor 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 said.

"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.

Vivek OberoiThe 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.