Vivek Oberoi will be a married man in a week but the actor, who is currently busy touring different cities to promote Rakta Charitra, says he is yet to get into the marriage mode.
The Bollywood star is all set to marry Priyanka Alva in a private ceremony in Bangalore on October 29, just a week after the film hits theatres. Vivek says he is keeping his fingers crossed for both.
"I am so preoccupied with Rakta Charitra that I did not do any shopping for my marriage. Now my family is taking care of that. I will soon be a married man but the feeling is yet to sink in. I will get in that mode once the film releases," the actor told PTI in an interview.
Vivek says his fiancee, a business management graduate from London, has been very understanding about his preoccupation with the movie promotion which is taking up most of his time.
"Priyanka has been very understanding and supportive. It is very unusual for a bride to be this practical and understanding about my career. She is really a lovely girl and means a lot to me. I thank Karnataka for giving me their most beautiful daughter," Vivek said.When probed further about his impending nuptials, the actor said, "The wedding will be grand but a very private affair followed by a reception in Mumbai with family and friends attending," he added.
Right now, Vivek is all geared up for the release of Rakta Charitra. Based on real-life incidents, the Ram Gopal Varma directed film will see the actor playing slain Andhra politician Paritala Ravi.
The 34-year-old star has teamed up with RGV after a long time for the multi-lingual, two-part film, which depicts the rise and fall of Ravi. The duo fell out after working together in Company and Road.
"It is the most powerful film I have ever done. It is a very relevant story and something that is happening in Indian heartland. For me it was a challenge to understand Ravi's degree of pain, which forced him to turn into a rebel," Vivek said.
The actor rose to fame with Company and went on to star in hits like Saathiya, Masti, Yuva and Shootout At Lokhandwala only to see a decline in his career, which also suffered due to controversies in his life - be it his relationship with Aishwarya Rai or his fight with Salman Khan through the media.
However, Vivek is confident that his role in Rakta Charitra will be liked by the audience.
"With my performance in this film, I hope to take my acting career a few notches higher from my Company days. After all it is the toughest role of my life and also marks my debut in Tamil and Telugu," he said.
After his marriage, Vivek is planning a short break before returning to work again.
"I am going to run away with my newly married wife for our honeymoon. I will enjoy the beginning of my new life and pamper my wife a lot to make up for my absence before our marriage," he said.