Actor Shiv Pandit, who made his Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Shaitan in 2011, considers himself a child of God for getting the kind of work he likes doing it. “It’s a great experience. I am very lucky enough. I consider myself a child of God because in today’s date getting a work in itself is a big thing and getting a work that you like doing is like icing on the cake. So for me I feel I am very lucky,” said Pandit whose upcoming crime thriller ‘7 hours to go’ will hit theaters on June 24.
The actor said he is always realistic in his approach in his career and is ready for the worst. “I am also preparing myself for tomorrow when I stop getting work in the industry. So I have to be ready and realistic that what is happening right now is a gift from God. The journey has been great and I hope the journey doesn’t end. But there’s a huge possibility tomorrow that I may not get the work,” said Pandit, adding that he doesn’t have a conventional godfather in the industry.
“Today the godfather term has been created from production houses like Dharma, Balaji. They have taken actors from their banner and they keep making films with them, just keep backing them. So I don’t have that. So I am a complete outsider and I have come to the terms that I am going to stay an outsider only,” said the actor expressing his excitement over the release of 7 hours to go.
7 Hours To Go clashes with Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 and Yami-Pulkit starrer Junooniyat at box office.
On being asked if this clash would hamper the film’s business at the box office, Shiv told the IndianExpress.com, “We are so happy that our film is releasing. If ten people have liked Raman Raghav’s trailer, atleast one of them have liked our film’s trailer too. So it’s like , we are very grateful. We are happy with whatever we are receiving and we are just leaving it to the audience.”
Shiv also shared his experience of working with Anurag Kashyap and called him a pioneer of independent cinema. He also shared his experience of working with Akshay Kumar in Boss.
“It was nothing short of magical because Anurag is a wonderful producer, he’s a wonderful human being. He’s actually a pioneer of independent cinema. He’s a pioneer of good content and good quality cinema and I am hoping in his bad days also god give him strength so much so that he keeps moving forward with his fights because the changes that he has brought to the industry, I don’t know if anybody is capable to do that. So more power to him and as regard Akshay Kumar is a gem of a person and I am his huge fan,” he said.