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.