In the most recent Bigg Boss 16 show, director Farah Khan, who presented the Weekend Ka Vaar, criticised Tina Datta and Priyanka Chahar for intimidating Shalin Bhanot. Later, Farah declares that Tina Datta, one of the nominees, would be eliminated from the competition. After Tina departed the house, Shalin appeared in the commercial upbeat and relieved. Shalin’s conduct with Priyanka draws Archana’s ire, and she queries it.
In the garden area, Shalin was seen sitting with Shiv Thakare and MC Stan and talking to them about how relieved he was that Tina had left the house and that he could now be free of all the drama. Pehle mein nah thodha ughhh aur abh mein acha behtar feel kar raha hoon, says Shalin.
In a later scene of the promo, Shalin can be seen singing and dancing around his home while appearing to be content. When Archana notices this, she becomes enraged and informs Priyanka in the kitchen how he damaged the reputations of Tina and Soundarya Sharma. She further says “ek insaan ne un do logo ki image kharab karke bheja hain. Soundarya jabh gayi uski sheeja lekar gayi hai voh bahar aur tina ki bhi sheejha lekar gayi hain. Apni image acha bana raha hain oh bhai acha aadmi hain. Joh usne harkatey ki hain nah ek din usse khduse afsos hoga kyun kiya meine yeh sabh.” (one person destroyed both of their image. When Soundarya left she left with disappointment and even Tina went the same way because of Shalin Bhanot.
Tina Datta told BT after being kicked out of the residence, “When I came outside, I realised I was trending online and it was great. But I wasn’t permitted to play the game properly because I received backlash within the house on several occasions. Speaking of Salman Khan sir, he made several efforts to help me comprehend things and was incredibly encouraging. However, he was unable to continuously watch the programme. I’ve always made an effort to speak up for myself. The Shalin Bhanot topic really took a toll on me and I was like can I please play my own game? When I became friends with Priyanka Choudhary recently, I was told by Farah Khan ma’am that we both are the really.