Mumbai-based model and actress Arshi Khan speaking to media persons on Thursday evening said she has decided to organise a dharna both at the Wagah Border as well as at the Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi to protest against what she termed as "disgusting treatment meted out to a star cricketer who has made Pakistan proud on several occasions on an international platform".
Khan who had earlier threatened to strip outside the Pakistan Embassy later on retracted her statement and she she would protest but not in a vulgar way. Two days ago, the controversial model showed the Pakistan Cricket Board her middle finger in an exclusive self-shot video.
Apparently pissed off with the news that the PCB has denied former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi a face-saving chance to retire gracefully, Arshi Khan told the PCB members to 'f*uck off' in her video. The self-shot video of Arshi Khan can be found here:
Speaking to an Indian website Arshi Khan said, "Afridi is still young and fit as a fiddle. He is still in form and must be given a chance to play again in all forms of cricket. It will be a great loss for Pakistan if Afridi is shunted out at this stage." When asked how could she judge if Afridi is fit and in form, she quipped, "who else knows about Afridi's stamina and prowess better than me."
Making her displeasure felt in no uncertain terms, Arshi Khan told Indian news portal IndiaNewsNetwork.IN that she will vociferously protest against the decision of the PCB by organizing a nude dharna outside the Pakistan embassy in Delhi if the PCB does not revoke its decision within three weeks.
She also said that Afridi was an asset for Pakistan and the Pakistani people must also stand up and speak for their captain. "Maybe, he may not be selected as captain and a younger player could be given the captain's job, but Afridi should not be thrown out of all forms of first class cricket," Arshi Khan opined.