Shiv entered Balika Vadhu in typical hero fashion, as a knight in shining armour to rescue Anandi when she was in danger. When a wayward horse pulled Anandi's carriage recklessly, Shiv rescued the sarpanch of Jaitsar, earning brownie points from Anandi and the audience alike.
Anandi's saviour turns out to be the Collector of the newly minted Jaitsar district. This is revealed at a function held to felicitate Anandi. Shiv is praised by to the high heavens which paves the way for his promising work in Anandi's hometown.
Shiv showed his traditional side when he participated in the performance and played the part of a drum beater, surprising and impressing one and all.
Here is Shiv taking in the atmosphere at the village mela, eating golas with the villagers. Our guess is that Shiv believes that getting to know his workplace will help him function better.
Shiv is appalled at the orthodox practices being followed in the village. Anandi and Shiv join hands for the first time to help a child widow get her favourite set of bangles against the village norms. A sign of things to come?
Shiv and Anandi cross paths again when they helped a farmer get his bullock cart out of a puddle. This incident reveals Anandi's strength to Shiv, who now has a new found respect for the sarpanch of Jaitsar
Though Anandi maintains a professional relationship with Shiv, Dadisa has already zeroed down on Shiv as Anandi's future husband. Not just that, she has also visualized Shiv as a groom for Anandi and is taking slow but sure steps to ensure that her wish comes true.