Recently, while playing the role of Satbir Gujjar in the film Zilla Ghaziabad, he is required to smoke on screen for a particular scene, The actor refused stating that his fans would be offended if he is seen smoking on screen.
Producer Vinod Bachchan put up a compromise formula. Vivek would do the smoking scene in the film, but the film will have an anti-smoking video starring Vivek which will be shown before the opening credits of the film.
In the video, Vivek would explain that he had to smoke on screen as per the demands of the script and the character he is playing, but he had not resumed the habit. He would also give an anti-smoking message.