Producer Ekta Kapoor appeared on the Bigg Boss 16 house with the director Dibakar Banerjee of the film, 'Love Sex Aur Dokha' ( LSD), and both chose Nimrit for their upcoming film LSD2. However, both were impressed with Shalin Bhanot's acting and chose him for their upcoming series. He will replace Kushal Tandon in Ekta Kapoor's upcoming series.
Kushal Tandon was substituted by Shalin Bhanot in Ekta Kapoor's upcoming series based on the romantic-fantasy Beauty and Beast. A source nearer has revealed, "Yes, the deal with Kushal has fallen through, and we have finalized Shalin Bhanot to play the male lead. Bigg Boss 16 is wrapping up on February 12, and we expect him to join the shoot immediately after." However, Kushal did not comment on the topic yet.
Shalin also played the role of Ravan in Kapoor's Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush. He also made a cameo appearance in Naagin 4, along with Nia Sharma and Vijayendra Kumeria. Shalin made his on-screen debut with Roadies Season 2. He was featured in several TV shows like Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, Kulvuddhu, Kaajjal, Grihasti, and Suryaputra Karn. In 2008, he participated in Nach Baliye 4 and emerged as the winner.
Shalin Bhanot is now inside the Bigg Boss 16 house and, feeling lonely, breaks into tears. He asked MC Stan Shiv Thakare to nominate him as he cannot control his emotions.