Mumbai/Gujarat: These days, every business is becoming modern and high-tech. Even the âPaan shopâ. Recently in Bardoli, Kapil Nagar, near Surat (Gujarat) âJai Shri Ganeshâ an air-conditioned âPaan Shopâ was inaugurated by famous actor â Shiva, known for villainous deeds in films. The shop is owned by Bansidhar Pandey and this is his 6th AC Paan Shop.
Bansidhar Pandey has already opened 5 airconditioned âPan shopâ in Surat. The generation of his family has come from Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh and settled in Surat some 65 years ago.Pandey family like Bansdev, Rajdhar, Gulabdhar, Laalmani, Sheshmani, Ramdhar and others have been involved in this betel leaf buisness. Starting from 20 rupees upto more than thousands rupees different types of paan are available at this shop. The shop is fitted with CCTVs too. On ordering atleast 5 types of âpaanâ, one will get home delivery with an additional 25 rupees charges. Very soon they will be inaugurating their website too.
Bansidhar Pandey says, âOurs is a family paan shop. Everyone comes here and savors various kinds of âpaanâ with their family. They enjoy every moment and feel relaxed with the kind of cozy atmosphere and ambience. I feel in this modern-day life, changing with the times is what is most warranted to. Thatâs why I have opened airconditioned paan shop.â
The chief guest, actor Shiva known for his anti-roles in various Hindi feature films like âHumâ, âDeshdrohiâ, âGhatakâ, âSouten-The Other Womanâ has worked in more than 200 films.The famous villain was basking in glory. While speaking to the most distrusted character in films, Shiva revealed, âI have directed a film titled âRaktâ which failed at the box office. After that everyone felt that Shiva has forayed into direction and thereafter nobody offered me roles in their films.â
During his brief hybernation of 10-years Shiva has not acted in serials or films. Now he will be seen in Big Magic channelâs daily fantasy serial âRudra Ke Rakshakâ. Here he plays the important role of Mahakaal. This apart he is playing important roles in 7 films like âChattanâ, âDonât Worry Be Happyâ amongst others. The bad man quizzes, âIf you portray a good role, in one film only, then it will be remembered for years. In these 10-years though I have not featured in serials or films, people still recognise me and gives an elated feeling. By wielding a megaphone for a film, has put a spanner in my acting field. But after a long wait of 10-years, I am now actively acting in serials and film. How funny things changes with time?â
On the occasion apart from Bansidhar Pandey and Shiva, also present were Ramprasad Pathak, Indrakumar Rawal, Adv.Vinay Shukla, Dilip Patel amongst others.