According to sources, a top Pakistani channel has invited Bigg Boss Season 11 contestant Arshi Khan to participate in a swayamvar-like reality show, where Arshi Khan will have to choose a groom from a group of suitors. Model Arshi Khan seems to be more popular and known in Pakistan than in India.
If one checks out Arshi Khan’s fan following on her official Twitter handle @ArshiKOfficial, about 50 per cent of her followers hail from Pakistan. Not surprising, because Arshi Khan is originally of Afghani-Pakistani descent and has many relatives and cousins in Pakistan. Her father moved to India during the partition, but several other family members stayed back.
The show was initially planned in 2016, but was shelved due to tensions between India and Pakistan as well as the reciprocal ban by either country on artistes from across the border.
Arshi Khan said, “Yes I have been invited for a television reality show in Pakistan. Right now my passport has expired and I have sent my passport for renewal. Besides we are in negotiations with the channel regarding dates of the show, as I have several Tamil and Telugu films lined up back to back. I have to juggle the dates of my films as well. Three south film are on the floor and I am living out of a suitcase, travelling every week to Chennai and Hyderabad,” Arshi Khan told IndiaNewsNetwork.IN. She recently returned from Hyderabad after shooting for the Telugu film “Love Success” with stars Chandrababu and Arshi Khan in the main lead.
However, Arshi Khan refused to name the Pakistani channel which has invited her to participate in the “Arshi ka Swayamvar” show, citing confidentiality clause with the channel. I cannot reveal the name of the channel right now, Arshi Khan said, adding that once the dates and financial issues are sorted out, the announcement would be made by the channel itself.
Arshi Khan has been in the news for her relationship with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. She had tweeted saying, “yes I had sex with Afridi, so what”, creating a furor both in India and Pakistan.