Mumbai, April 16: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi has been named for the prestigious 'Dada Saheb Phalke Pride Award 2015'.
According to reports, the 38-year-old versatile actor has been honoured for his excellence in the field of entertainment.
The talented actor, who was last seen in a negative role in 'Krissh 3' in 2013, thanked everyone and expressed happiness over receiving the award at such a young age.
Besides, acting as his profession, the busy actor also dedicates his time to political activities and also remains associated with a number of social causes. [Actor Vivek Oberoi campaigns for BJP's Gen V K Singh]
On Wednesday, April 15, Oberoi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Germany and discussed "Make In Inida" programme with him.
Earlier this month, he had met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to felicitate his visit to the Hannover Messe Fair in Germany.
On Monday, March 23, yesteryear's veteran Bollywood actor, 77-year-old Shashi Kapoor was conferred upon the presitigious Dada Saheb Phalke award. [Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor to be conferred Dada Saheb Phalke award]
Here's how Twitterati reacted:
Shakti Shetty has mentioned someone. Vivek Oberoi is getting a prestigious award. If you want to propose someone, today is the day!— Swaggercasm (@sagarcasm) April 15, 2015
If Vivek Oberoi can get a Dadasaheb Phalke award...anything can happen. keep up your hopes— Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) April 15, 2015
Vivek Oberoi to get Dada Saheb Phalke AwardRahul Gandhi is returning.The above two news are not good for Heart Patient.— 0mar Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) April 15, 2015
Interviewer: So Vivek, what did you do to deserve the Dadasaheb Phalke Award? Vivek Oberoi: Dum, Krrish 3, Pyare Mohan, Grand Masti, Kurbaan— Vivek Tejuja (@vivekisms) April 16, 2015
Bhai Jaan @vivek_oberoi congratulations for Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Keep rocking like a lion.— Kamaal R Khan-KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 15, 2015
Vivek Oberoi awarded for his versatility. He's indeed versatile enough to act either as a tree or as the monkey climbing on it— The Bad Doctor (@doctoratlarge) April 15, 2015
Relax guys. Vivek Oberoi is not getting the real Dada Saheb Phalke award. It's just some Dada Saheb phaltu award— The Bad Doctor (@doctoratlarge) April 15, 2015
. @sureshnakhua I was waiting .. but whichever award for acting ..Kejriwal wins over vivek oberoi any day— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) April 15, 2015
When told vivek oberoi is getting dada saheb phalke award pic.twitter.com/9HB93xWMsp— one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) April 15, 2015