Getting a gangster demeanor right may be a cakewalk for Vivek Oberoi, who has worked in multiple movies in that genre. But being cast as former underworld don, Mumthappa Rai, in Ram Gopal Varma’s next demands intense prep. Along with Major Physical Transformation, Vivek Will have to learn Kannada. Luckily for him, he found a tutor at home for Kannada language.
Vivek’s wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi, who hails from Karnataka has been helping him get nuances and intonations of Kannada right. “Since Vivek plays a gangster turned businessman based in scenes that require him to speak in that language fluently. He will also be dubbing for the movie in Kannada,” Says a source.
Vivek Oberoi Says, “Muthappa Rai is a larger than life charachter who belongs to Bangalore and therefore , it is important to get the minutes of his mother tongue right. Learning Kannada is tough, but I am happy and blessed to have an instructor right here at home.”