Indian actor and model Arshi Khan, who had hit the headlines in 2015 when she had claimed that she had sex with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, is appearing as one of the contestants on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11.
Other contestants include celebrities Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde, Hiten Tejwani and Priyank Sharma.
Two years ago, Arshi had claimed that she was in love with Afridi.
After rumours surfaced that she was seen with Afridi in Dubai, the model had first refuted them on Twitter saying, “I have lots of friends and relatives in Dubai and travel to Dubai very often. A lot of Pakistani cricketers are seen visiting, shopping and partying in Dubai and regular visitors to Dubai meet them often. This does not mean I am dating Afridi.”
However, she later made a controversial claim:
In 2016, the model claimed in an interview that she was three months pregnant and her mother would be very happy if she was pregnant with Afridi’s baby. She also went on to say that the famous Pakistani cricketer had accepted her. But she later described her pregnancy as a “false alarm”.
“Did I ever say I was pregnant with Afridi’s baby? Actually to set matters straight, it was a false alarm. A proper test has confirmed now, that I am not pregnant,” she said in an interview. “Even I was shocked and surprised, because I had not made out for a long time, yet I skipped my periods for two months in a row and when I just ran an OTC (over the counter) test, it came out positive. So, I was scared like hell. But a detailed test showed that I just had some hormonal issues.”
Afridi had refuted her claims saying that he neither preferred to speak on such trivial matters, nor did he have time for such “stupidities”.
Arshi’s family hails from Afghanistan but they migrated to Bhopal when she was four, according to Bollywood Life.
She was spotted by a theatre director Janab Ehsaan Chishti who is also from Bhopal. She impressed him and he suggested that she take up acting as a profession. Arshi also slapped a small-time Bhojpuri film director once for touching her inappropriately.
As soon as she entered the Big Boss show, Colors TV in a tweet confirmed that she had already had an argument with co-contestant Puneesh Sharma, a businessman from Delhi. Arshi called him “Ayyash” and told him that he did not understand Urdu.
Now that she is on the show, Arshi has reached out to her “friends in Pakistan”:
And of course, there is a tweet for Afridi too: