So what was the reason that Vivek Oberoi rarely bags movies and, if he does, remains a sidekick?
The actor who gave powerful performances at the start of his career seems to have faded away.
His debut movie ‘Company' (2002) earned him a Filmfare Award and ‘Saathiya', which released the same year, confirmed that he was a superstar in the making.
The two actors were in a relationship for a while, before parting ways.
Once they had broken up, Aishwarya accused her ex-boyfriend Salman of harassing her.
The reason would undoubtedly be his row with actor Salman Khan.
It all started on 31st March 2003 when Vivek Oberoi called a press conference claiming that Salman Khan had threatened him.
The story of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I, his first wife Kashibai and lover Mastani is scheduled for a release on December 18 this year.
To get the latest entertainment news and gossip, follow us on Twitter @Showbiz_IT and Like us on facebook.com/India Today For news and videos in Hindi, go to Aaj New Delhi: Actor Vivek Oberoi is known less for his films and philanthropic acts and more for being the third wheel in the Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai love story.Vivek saw a very promising start to his career in Bollywood.The iconic Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) is spoken of almost in the same breath whenever someone talks about Salman and Aishwarya together.And trust Bhansali to use that to his advantage for his upcoming film Bajirao Mastani.The couple gave birth to their first child, Aaradhya Bachchan, on November 16, 2011.