Serial Gatecrasher

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Vivek Oberoi is fast earning a reputation for being a party crasher. The actor recently turned up uninvited for a maata ki chowki organised by Sanjay and Manyata Dutt at their Bandra home, accompanying his Shootout At Lokhandwala director Apoorva Lakhia, who was invited. Eyewitnesses say the Dutts did a double take on seeing Vivek there and looked more embarrassed than the actor who’d shown up unwanted.

It’s no secret that Sanjay Dutt has kept Vivek at arm’s length since an incident a few years ago when the Company star shamelessly hit on Manyata at a party, unaware that she was with Dutt. Although Vivek famously apologised to the couple later, Dutt was in no mood to forgive and forget so easily.

When Vivek turned up for the premiere of Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar Raj in Delhi two years ago, the industry was shocked. The Bachchans are no friends of his, especially since Aishwarya dumped him for Abhishek. Although Vivek claimed he was there to support Varma, who’d invited him, the director himself revealed he had extended no invitation.

Vivek embarrassed himself similarly when he showed up at the cremation of Amitabh Bachchan’s mother, Teji Bachchan. The actor has since said he received an SMS from Abhishek asking him to be there, but close friends of AB Jr insist no such message was sent. “Who sends out a message inviting people to attend a cremation?