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By Lake Argent


Indian actor Vivek Oberoi, who is in Sri Lanka for the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA), said that he will be embarking on several projects in the island to promote tourism and also help children affected by the conflict in the north.

The actor, in a short interview to Daily Mirror online, also praised Sri Lanka and its people including the women saying they are beautiful and makes him feel thankful to God to be single.

“I was here about 14 years ago for the Singer cup. I loved the hospitality, the warmth, the lovely people. And experiencing that again this time around is great. The beaches are still beautiful. The women are just lovely. These are times you thank God your single,” the actor said.

Oberoi also praised the Sri Lankan government for its support to some of his humanitarian projects which he will be doing in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the IIFA foundation.

The Indian actor will attend the main IIFA awards on Saturday and also take part in several side events including a fashion show and charity cricket match. (Daily Mirror online)


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  • Thursday, 03 June 2010 03:53 AM

    he was a popular guy but not any more.

    Thursday, 03 June 2010 03:55 AM

    I think you should first help the child who acted in the award winning Indian film - before coming to Sri Lanka on a humanitarian mission. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.

    Thursday, 03 June 2010 04:33 AM

    He is not a superstar in Bollywood.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:43 AM

    Thank you Vivek. May God bless you

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:43 AM

    Never heard of him!

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 10:04 AM

    Thanks, you are a true neighbor. If Indian (south Indians) really want to help Tamils in Sri Lanka they also should come and help for the fund raising events to donate to Tamils of Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:30 PM

    SICK!

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:26 PM

    There shouldn't be any entertainment or entertainment-related events in the country!

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:31 AM

    We know that you are actively involved in humanitarian projects. like the one you did to help 2004 Tsunami victims in South India. Hope this IIFA will help in clearing some misconceptions of Sri Lanka in the eyes of the international community. Your father, Mr. Suresh Oberoi was also an actor & humanitarian. Thank you & wish you all the best in your career.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:16 PM

    Vivek - You are true friend of SL. You have a 'spine' unlike your older compatriots, especially Sharuk and Amithab.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:53 AM

    What is it that he can do which our own Tourist Board cannot ?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 12:37 PM

    We, as the Sri Lankans should honestly be thankful to such a good person.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 12:57 PM

    Now he is a real gentleman. The Bachchans have showed the world their true colours... what a shame... and Big B had the audacity to sit with MR and family for a photo op?!!! A real coward...

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 01:11 PM

    If the same event was held in Paris, London ect, the very same who proclaimed that they can not attend due to prior commitments would be the first to rush.

    It is good to see that there are still honest and courages actors/actresses in Bollywood and we as a nation salute them.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 01:33 PM

    @Labby - the general indian public will listen to celebrities more than to a foreign tourist board. promotion is a HUGE thing that he can do. it's a very effective form of advertising.


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