Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi has been part of hardcore commercial cinema so when he chooses to make his debut as a producer with a small film, Watch Indian Circus that follows the fortunes of an impoverished village couple, it comes as quite a surprise.

Watch Indian Circus, directed by Mangesh Hadawale was screened at the 16th Busan International Film Festival in Korea and he can't stop raving about it.

"Watch Indian Circus is a true Indian film about Indians and the hardships they undergo. When the film came to me I felt that I needed to do my bit by getting it out for all to see and it was something that I believed in," he says.

The film, set against the backdrop of corrupt local politics, is the tale of a couple that dreams of taking their children to the circus someday.

However, it's clearly a very new space the actor is now adjusting with, but Vivek seems more than confident, wanting to support cinema with a message.

"Box office economics dictate that Bollywood has to provide for its massive domestic audience that are usually looking for an escapist sort of world. So I think it's only essential that the big studios shouldn't avoid producing films on real issues," he adds.

Apparently he has chosen not to over-publicise the film, because he believes the content will speak for itself.

At the moment, Vivek who has been busy with films like Zila Ghaziabad and prepping up for Krrish 2 also hopes to produce more films.

Courtesy: Mid-day.com