Reality show Bigg Boss’ contestant Arshi Khan, who once reportedly painted Pakistani flags on her bosom and crotch area, has now joined Congress. She has reportedly been appointed as ‘vice president Maharashtra Congress’.
Reportedly, she was born in Afghanistan but moved to India when she was four. She has quite often taken to social media to pronounce her love for Pakistan and desire to take up Pakistani citizenship.
— Arshi Khan❤️? (@ArshiKOfficial) March 27, 2016
There have been reports that Arshi had also decided to participate in a Pakistani reality show ‘Arshi Ka Swayamvar’ for which she was to be paid Rs 2 crore. Amusingly, she had never named this Pakistani channel which offered her the show.
As per reports, this was part of a ‘leaked photoshoot’ for a movie ‘Green Terror’. The movie which was being directed by one Maneesh Singh even got banned by terror outfit ‘Jaish-e-Mohammad’. We could not find anyone named Maneesh Singh or any detail about the film ‘Green Terror’ which we could independently verify. Maneesh Singh has no IMDb.com profile and Google search only throws up results of ‘leaked photoshoot’ and ‘JeM fatwa’.
OpIndia suspects these were planted stories which were planted by her publicist Flynn Remedios. Most of these reports cite either one Flynn Remedios as Arshi Khan’s publicist giving these statements or they have been picked up from websites which have been owned by Flynn Remedios, many of which do not exist anymore.
Who is Flynn Remedios? Remember IndiaScoops.com? Flynn Remedios is the same pro-Congress fake news peddler who had earlier spread fake news that Rs 35 lakh was spent on PM Modi’s Yoga Day video. He is also the guy who spread the fake news related to Rafale deal which was shared by many Congress leaders like Divya Spandana, Shashi Tharoor and also Supreme Court lawyers and fake news peddlers like Prashant Bhushan. In fact, OpIndia had exposed that the Facebook page which peddled the pro-Congress fake news was originally an Arshi Khan fan page.
There is more to Flynn Remedios than owning dubious, shady websites spreading fake news.
In November 2010, a model and Kannada starlet had filed a case of molestation against one Flynn Remedios. She had also accused him of cheating her of Rs. 4 lakh. In 2008, model Sherlyn Chopra had filed a case against ‘freelance journalist’ Flynn Remedios who offered to become her public relations officer, for allegedly sending her outrageous SMSes.
Arshi Khan and her publicist Flynn Remedios have been accused by one Pandit Ramesh Joshi of not returning the money she borrowed as well as of sexual harassment. Earlier this year, Remedios was charge-sheeted by Mumbai Police for criminal defamation and for publishing defamatory material.
Flynn Remedios allegedly lured a model by telling her she is auditioning for the reality show Bigg Boss, gave her a script to read which contained sexual harassment charges against BJP leader Vinod Shelar. This video had then gone viral and Shelar had filed a complaint with the Malad Police Station.
Turns out, the video was made by Flynn Remedios on directions of Brijesh Keshav Prasad Singh, a former BJP leader and Vinod Shelar’s rival. Remedios, Singh and another of Singh’s associate Rahul Singh are now charged with criminal defamation and for publishing defamatory material.
The model, who is now a witness in the case, has alleged that she did not even know who Vinod Shelar was. She had simply recorded the ‘script’ provided to her for what she believed was an audition for Bigg Boss. She says that Remedios had promised her a ‘wild card’ entry in the show hosted by Salman Khan. Her statement is recorded in the presence of a magistrate and the same is admissible in court as evidence.
Flynn has earlier also used shady methods to run his soft-porn website, IndiaScoops. Remedios on his website would regularly publish ‘leaked’, ‘semi-nude’ images of aspiring models and actresses and would randomly claim the said model/actress was molested. The images of Arshi Khan, with Pakistani flag painted on her bosom and crotch area were also ‘leaked’, following which the report claimed Jalandhar magistrate court had issued her arrest warrant. These reports cite Flynn Remedios as the source for the magistrate court order. Amusingly, every single report cites Flynn Remedios.