IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 10th Oct 2015: Model and actress Arshi Khan shot with designer and stylist Flynn Remedios for Mr & Miss Maharashtra and Mr & Ms Mumbai 2015. The concept was an outdoor moonlight shoot by a lake. No external or artificial lighting was used, except natural moonlight reflected by special reflectors. The costumes and outfits were part of the label AAK which is jointly promoted by Flynn Remedios and Arshi Khan. The shoot was done by ace cameraman and photographer Camaal Mustafa Sikander.
Bhopal-born, Mumbai-based, Arshi Khan was introduced to the famous stage personality Janaab Ehsaan Chishti, a famous theater director in Bhopal. “Ehsaan ji thought that I have a attractive face and figure and if I try and work hard, I can possibly make it as an actor. He used to instigate me and it was at Ehsaan ji’s provocation that I started acting in various dramas in Bhopal city. I started getting offers for modeling and that’s how I got assignments,” Arshi Khan said.
Taking a cue from him, she got a break in a Tamil film ‘Malli Mishtu‘ where she played the lead role opposite Tamil star Naresh and has not looked back since then. Arshi Khan is the winner of several beauty pageants and is currently shooting for a Hindi film in Rajasthan.
Remedios who is the editor and publisher of several Bollywood gossip and glamour websites including news portals like IndyaWire.com, IndiaNewsNetwork.IN, IndyaNewz.com, Newz66.com, AsiaWire.in, Tamasha.in, etc decided to try his hand at designing clothes last year. Clothing was a hobby and passion which he cherished for the last 20-odd years. Remedios launched his own label FRD or Flynn Remedios Designs in June last year.
Remedios has hand-picked craftsmen from different states to help him in the production of the garments which include hand printed designs using techniques like hand screen printing, hand block printing, hand embroidery, appliquéd and tailored cottons and silks.
My focus is on affordable occasion wear, explains Remedios stressing that equal focus has been paid to quality control and the fashion element. The collection under production consists of Anarkalis, Churidar Kurtas, Lehenga Cholis, Kurtis and various types of embroidered Saris for women and Bandhgalas, Jodhpuri suits, Sherwanis, Kurtas for men.
Speaking to IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Arshi Khan said, “I have a huge collection of Indian wear and my friends would regularly consult me on what to wear and when. Most friends wanted my help in selecting either their (or their friends) wedding trousseaus or outfits for other festive occasions and functions. Some of my friends suggested that I should launch my own collection and I decided to team with media man Flynn Remedios to promote my own label. I am proud to be associated with the Mr & Miss Maharashtra 2015 pageant.”