Shiv Pandit, who became popular with television serial FIR and was seen in Shaitaan and Boss, has been signed to play one of the lead character's in Saurabh Varma's next directorial venture titled Meet The Patels.
The film is based in Mumbai and is about two Gujarati boys Tom Patel and Jerry Patel who know how to live life to the fullest and would do anything to get their love of life except hard work. Shiv will play the very odd Tom Patel while another actor will be rope in soon to play Jerry Patel.
Says Shiv Pandit, "I loved the script that had me in splits during the narration. Also, I am a big fan of the clean comedy genre, something I have not tried before on the big screen."
While Varma who earlier directed Manish Paul in Mickey Virus says he chose the actor because of his comic timing in FIR which is remembered even today, adding that in Meet the Patels, Shiv will portray a character who is quirky, and identifiable by the youth.
Raj Mallik, Vice President-Production at Krian Media, the producers of the film says, "Shiv Pandit has been a great choice for the film and we feel he has the range to portray the comic shades of the lead character, with aplomb".
The film goes on floors next month and is slated for released in April next year.