According to the report of our colleague ETimes, earlier Ekta Kapoor had finalized Kushal Tandon for the Hindi remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but has now made up her mind to take Shaleen. It is known that Ekta Kapoor recently went to ‘Bigg Boss 16’ with LSD 2 director Dibakar Banerjee. There he auditioned all the housemates from Shaleen to Nimrit. On this basis, Ekta did casting from ‘Naagin 7’ to ‘LSD 2’. Made up his mind to cast Shaleen in ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
It is being told that Dibakar Banerjee was very fond of Shaleen’s acting and he told Ekta to change her decision for ‘Beauty and the Beast’. A source informs, “Yes, the deal is final and we have now signed Shaleen Bhanot as the male lead. ‘Bigg Boss 16’ is ending on 12 February. We are hoping to start shooting for Shaleen soon after that.
Actress Aisha Singh, who was last seen in TV show ‘Ishq Shubhan Allah’, has been roped in for the Hindi remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Shaleen also worked with Ekta Kapoor in ‘Naagin 4’. At the same time, there is no reaction of Kushal Tandon on being replaced with ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
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