According to data from “Social Media Trends in India for 2015,” model and actress Arshi Khan was the 5th most searched model during the entire year 2015 on average. Arshi Khan’s videos, photographs and images were viewed about 8 crore times all over the world approximately (total page views) over the last one year – Jan 2015 to Dec 2015.
Thanks to a fatwa issued by a Pakistani Maulana, Arshi Khan was trending among the top five searches on Google during October. Arshi Khan had recorded about 25,000 searches in a span of about 14 hours according to Google Trends Data, and was an overall Number 3 for the day. She was just below Sania Mirza at number two in the list of trending or rising queries on Google over a 24 hour period.
Indian model and actress Arshi Khan was more searched in Pakistan than Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone put together during the period September to November 2015. According to the one of the new network research report titled “Social Media Trends in Asia”, Kareena Kapoor was searched 68,18,319 times during Sept-Nov 2015, Katrina Kaif was searched 52,90,463 times and Deepika Padukone was searched approximately 65 lakh times during the overall period August 15 to Nov ’15. Compared to this, Arshi Khan was searched about 84,19,997 times as compared to other Bollywood celebs, during the same period the report says.
Arshi Khan has been in the news in 2015 for her tweet (that also earned her a fatwa from a Pakistani Maulana) “Yes I had sex with Afridi, so what?” – the tweet went viral and was published on thousands of blogs, websites and portals. It was shared, trolled and re-tweeted thousands of times on Twitter.
The research report titled “Social Media Trends in Asia”, lists various other trending subjects, people and topics that were in the news over the last six months. The report also mentions the 2G versus 3G usage in developing Asian countries, mobile bandwidth usage, etc. According to a spokesperson,“We have arrived at these findings after collecting data from various sources – Google Trends, Twitter Trends, Facebook searches, Twitter searches, mobile service providers, data usage both on broadband, mobile and landline internet and several other social media platforms and sources.”
Arshi Khan shot topless for Hollywood director Andrew S Randolph in October 2015 and nude for fashion photographer Lynn Baxter around the same time. Her bikini, semi-nude, art-nude and glamour photographs were downloaded over 8 crore during 2015 in the entire world, the report says. In world, Arshi Khan was the most searched and downloaded among Bollywood personalities and models, followed by Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone during the 3-month period. For the entire year, she stood 5th in the ranking in India.
Kangana Ranaut, Sherlyn Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ayaan Ali, Reham Khan, Sunny Leone and some Tamil actresses among others were among the trending personalities from Bollywood in Pakistan. Arshi Khan has a huge fan following in Pakistan – her family resides there and 60 per cent of her Twitter followers hail from the same country.