Mumbai, May 10: Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has entertained audiences with his portrayal of gangsters in films, says he enjoys playing real life characters on screen.

“Gangster and real life characters always excites me as an actor,” the “Shootout at Lokhandwala” star said in a statement here.

Vivek is all set to portray the role of former underworld don ‘Muthappa Rai’ in his forthcoming gangster drama “Rai” helmed by Ram Gopal Varma (RGV).(ALSO READ:Look what Vivek Oberoi did when asked about Salman Khan!).

“To portray a larger-than-life character like ‘Muthappa Rai’ on the big screen will be a challenging task. I am working hard towards it,” the 39-year-old actor said.

“Rai” will go on floors this June and it will be shot in various locations including London, Dubai and India.

Vivek made his debut in Bollywood with underworld drama “Company” which was a huge hit. He played ‘Maya Dolas’ in Sanjay Gupta’s “Shootout at Lokhandwala” and returned for another such performance as gangster-turned-politician ‘Pratap Ravi’ in RGV’s “Rakht Charitra” (part one and two).