12th February, Mumbai : Shalin Bhanot, a television actor who entered the Salman Khan-hosted reality series Bigg Boss Season 16 with a tough-guy character and rapidly got into controversy due of his problematic connections with the participants, has been eliminated. Bigg Boss invited the finale contestants—Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, Shalin Bhanot, Shiv Thakare, Archana Gautam, and MC Stan—to choose the candidate they felt was least deserving of being on the show. They selected Shalin, and the Nach Baliye 4 winner was eliminated as a result of audience support for Shalin.
Thanks to Tina Datta, Shalin had a memorable but contentious experience in the home. The actor and Sumbul Touqeer connected early on in the programme, and they quickly became a close friendship. Online supporters shipped them because they admired their friendship. However, the trio was compared to “Rahul, Anjali, and Tina” from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Tina appeared in the Shalin-Sumbul sequence.
Shalin Bhanot’s fondness for chicken was a topic of much discussion on the internet, aside from his love-hate relationships with the competitors. Shalin claimed in a funny exchange with Simi Garewal that he would always choose chicken over Tina. Dalljiet Kaur, Shalin’s ex-wife, also made fun of Shalin for lying on the show about their marriage. Dalljiet then clarified that she was supporting Shalin and wanted him to win the reality competition. He persevered despite his on-and-off relationship with Tina and struggles with depression inside the house to become one of the contestants.