IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 2nd Sept 2015: Model and actress Arshi Khan told local police in Bhopal today evening that she has been getting several vulgar, abusive and threatening calls from various unknown phone numbers, most of them international with 3-4 calls originating from Dubai numbers and another 2 calls from Karachi this morning. The calls began since Monday afternoon and have continued through the day. No offence or FIR (First Information Report) has been registered yet, but the police are investigating, IndiaNewsNetwork.IN has learnt. IndiaNewsNetwork.IN managed to obtain a print-screen of one of the numbers from which a threatening and vulgar call was made, which Arshi Khan submitted to the police today.
Arshi Khan is based in Mumbai, but hails from Bhopal where she is currently visiting her family. She will leave for Hyderabad tomorrow evening where she is shooting for a Telugu film.
According to Arshi Khan, the calls began when an Indian news website IndyaWire.com released some alleged print-screen images of chat messages which the website claimed were exchanged between Arshi Khan and Pakistani cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi. The website has claimed that in a sting operation, they had caught Arshi Khan and cricketer Shahid Afridi red-handed at a 7-star-hotel in Dubai. Manish Pandey, the Executive Editor of the website alleged that Arshi Khan spent an entire day with Shahid Afridi in a Dubai 7-star hotel and were in a relationship for almost six months. While, the Pakistani media has made the story into an India-Pakistan mud-slinging matter, alleging that Indian websites always try to defame Pakistani cricketers, Manish Pandey said that did have photographs of Arshi Khan holidaying in a Dubai hotel with Shahid Afridi. However, Pandey did not show IndiaNewsNetwork.IN any of the photographs, but said that he will reveal the photographs when the time comes.