Newcomer Shiv Pandit, who won accolades for his brilliant performance in debut film Shaitan has been signed by Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for a three-film deal. Akshay was so impressed with Shiv's performance in the Bejoy Nambiar film that he immediately called him for an audition for his forthcoming film Boss.
Shiv began his career with television by hosting shows, acting advertisements and also being the host of Indian Premier League first edition. He entered Bollywood with Bejoy's Shaitan. With this, he gained the recognition he wanted. He plans to continue his journey in films because going back to TV would mean regression. The actor has got what he wished for, he is going up his career ladder with this new contract.
Akshay thought Shiv would perfectly fit the character in Boss. After the audition, Akshay met Shiv and offered him a three-film deal, a source said. The newbie will be seen sharing screen space with Akshay in action film Boss. He will be paired opposite Aditi Rao Hydari. Boss is produced by Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd, Cape of good films and Ashwin Varde Productions and is directed by Anthony D'Souza. The film is all set to release this October. Shiv also has a Tamil movie called Leelai released in 2012.