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Vivek's only wish on his birthday

Published: Friday, September 5, 2008, 15:24 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] On his birthday, Vivek Oberoi's only wish is to make his father Suresh proud of him. The actor, currently shooting in Cape Town for Kumar Taurani's untitled next, celebrated his birthday (Sept 3) on the sets. A source from the unit says, "We were shooting in a remote area when the unit surprised Vivek by presenting him with a huge bouquet of wildflowers. The catering unit brought in a bigger bouquet. Vivek's make-up guy gave the birthday boy a unique gift by shaving off his Charlie Chaplin style mouche, as the actor had been asking him to do so for a long time."

The source adds, "Vivek decided to something special for the cast and crew in return. He hosted a huge bash and everyone, from the producer to the spotboys, were invited. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Apart from the great khana and B-Town songs, Vivek played bartender and served everyone drinks. The party rocked till early morning." Vivek says, "I was extremely touched by their gesture. I have been here for the last 45 days and have been missing my family like crazy.

I thought the gifts from the unit, including their love and best wishes, were some of the best birthday gifts I ever had. I threw a party for everyone on my birthday. I played the bartender. I got a crate of tequilas and was serving it to everyone. We all wanted to get high! It was the most amazing party but everyone's surprised that I was up shooting so bright and early at 7 am!"

Vivek's family also sent something special for him. He says, "I was amazed when I got this big brown paper envelope full of birthday greeting cards from my whole family and friends. They had compiled it and sent it to me so I would get it on my birthday. Even my two-and-a-half year old nephew Adi called to wish me. He can't say Happy Birthday properly so he says, 'Happy to you chachu' and then immediately asks me, 'Where's my cake?' " Vivek laughs.

Now that he's 31, Vivek says like all moms, his mother Vasundhara has started worrying about his marriage as well, "Ma tells me I should get married and settle down now and I tell her, 'when I find the right girl, I will get married.' Right now, I just want to concentrate on my career." The birthday boy concludes, "This year is going to be about doing good work. I want to make my dad proud of me. I know I made some mistakes when I started out but now I don't want any more controversies please! I just want to focus on my work and nothing else."

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