It was recently reported in the media that Vivek Oberoi was to play a leading role in Prakash Jha's film RAJNITI along with Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor and Manoj Bajpai.
But according to Vivek's publicist Dale Bhagwagar, the actor wouldn't be able to participate in the film. "Indeed, Vivek was offered RAJNITI and wanted to do the film too. But since he had already committed the required dates to the Karan Johar production to be directed by Rensil D'Silva (screenwriter of RANG DE BASANTI), he couldn't be part of RAJNITI."
"However, Vivek has been an admirer of all Prakash Jha movies and is keen to work with the director in future," added Bhagwagar.
In Rensil's film, Vivek will be starring in the lead along with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
Meanwhile, Popcorn Motion Pictures and Balaji Telefilms Limited's MISSION ISTANBUL directed by Apoorva Lakhia and starring Vivek along with Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan and Shriya Saran is nearing release. The actor sports a very different get-up to go with an intense look in this film where he even flexes a lot of muscle.