Well Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan can definitely be called the undisputed Nightie Queen of the world, after this stunning revelation by her publicist Flynn Remedios.
According to Remedios, Arshi Khan loves wearing nighties and has over 500 bespoke or specially stitched nighties made to order in her wardrobe.
“When she is at home and not expecting guests, Arshi Khan wears only her nighties,” says Remedios. But the biggest surprise is still to come.
“Arshi Khan had launched her own brand of Kaftan-life nighties, but due to lack of funds and national marketing support the brand did not take off. The Kaftan Nighties were part of the AAK or Arshi Alamara Khan brand of designs,” explains Remedios adding that AAK also included Anarkalis, specially designed for the full-bodied Indian woman.
Actually In the Arab world as well as in Afghanistan, the kaftan is often worn as a coat or overdress, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeves. It can be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton, and may be worn with a sash. The caftan is of ancient Mesopotamian origin, and was worn by many middle-eastern ethnic groups.
According to Gerhard Doerfer, the word is ultimately from old Turkish “kap ton”, meaning “covering garment”, but Arshi Khan re-adapted the Arab kaftan and integrated it with the Indian ‘nightie’ to give Indian women a taste of both worlds, says Remedios.
Hopefully, after her stint in Bigg Boss Season 11, her self-designed Kaftan-Nighties which have become immensely popular will take off, says a hopeful Flynn Remedios.