IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 19th Sept 2015: We wonder if Arshi Khan has stirred up a hornets nest once again by inviting Pakistani model Saimaa Azhar to be her guest and stay at her home in Mumbai. She also mentioned that in her tweet that Indians and Pakistani’s are ‘one family’.
According to a Times of India report, Pakistani model Saimaa Azhar, who walked on ramp during last week’s Shaan-e-Pakistan event in New Delhi, had expressed her desperate desire to work in Bollywood by saying “I was born in Pakistan by mistake, I should be in India”.
The model told TOI in an interview that her family originally belonged to India but they migrated to Pakistan at the time of partition. “My mother is originally from Lucknow and my father is from Hardoi in UP, hence my family roots are in Uttar Pardesh,” she said. Arshi Khan originally stays in Bhopal with her family, but has now moved to Mumbai where all the filmi action is.
“I am visiting India for the first time and I am loving it,” Saimaa was quoted as saying. “I feel main wahan [Pakistan] galti se drop ho gayi hoon (I feel I was born in Pakistan by mistake), I should be in India,” she said.
The Pakistani model said that she would be coming to India very soon to get a proper training of acting and start an acting career in Bollywood. I see Pakistani stars like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan are doing good work here in India, she said.
Earlier she also updated her status on Facebook during stay in India saying “I’ll Miss U India but had a great time”.
Arshi Khan told IndiaNewsNetwork.IN that she is promoting goodwill and peace between the two nations which have so much in common. “I have relatives in Pakistan. I do not think Pakistanis as a people are bad. It’s just a few rotten apples who have ulterior motives and want to fill up their own pockets, that provoke and sponsor cross-border terrorism and create problems on the border,” Arshi said.