Pakistani doppelganger of Peter Dinklage makes debut
Pakistani doppelganger of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage makes his acting debut in food commercial… packed with references to the hit show
- Rozi Khan, 26, made his debut on an advert for the delivery service Cheetay
- The Pakistani waiter lived a quiet life in the Punjab before soaring to fame
- Fans think he looks like Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister in the show
- Khan doesn’t mind, adding: ‘I tell them he is my brother. It’s not a bad thing’
A waiter, who has been dubbed Tyrion Lannister’s doppelganger by fans of Game of Thrones in Pakistan, has made his acting debut in a food commercial.
Rozi Khan, who bears a striking resemblance to American actor Peter Dinklage, had never even heard of the smash HBO show until he started getting photo requests from strangers in the city.
After becoming an internet sensation, the 26-year-old, who works as a waiter in Rawalpindi, has now launched his new acting career as the Hollywood star’s double after receiving an advert opportunity for the delivery service Cheetay.
Rozi Khan, 26, who bears a striking resemblance to American actor Peter Dinklage, sits at a table during his acting debut for Cheetay
During the food commercial, Mr Khan, who works as a waiter in Rawalpindi, is served a variety of dishes by different waiters
In the advert staff gather around the doppelganger and make references to the iconic HBO show
Rozi Khan (left) is said to be the spitting image of the American actor Peter Dinklage (right)
The advert, which shows Mr Khan sitting down for various meals in different locations as a number of staff and customers approach him has already received more than 2,000 views on Twitter.
In one scene, a fan is seen approaching the Dinklage double and telling him ‘winter is coming’ while in another scene a member of staff repeats the iconic Game of Thrones line: ‘I heard you always pay your debts.’
Earlier this month, Mr Khan, who is 24 years Dinklage’s junior, said: ‘I don’t mind. A lot of my pictures have been taken, that’s why I have become very famous everywhere.’
Dinklage has played the witty and wily nobleman since the hit series’ first season in 2010.
The Dinklage double sits at the table as a fan approaches him and says the iconic line of the very first Game of Thrones episode: ‘Winter is coming’
Fans approach the lookalike as his eats his food during the Cheetay food commercial
During the advert an excited fan sits next to Mr Khan as he eats spaghetti and asks if he can take a selfie
A waiter approaches the Pakistani star says ‘I know you always pay your debts’ in reference to the iconic Game of Thrones line
The Pakistani doppelganger makes his acting debut in food commercial for Cheetay
Not only are Mr Khan and Dinklage’s faces said to be strikingly similar, they are also the same height at around 135 cms (4 ft 5in).
Photographs of the pair had initially made their way onto social media showing the two men side-by-side.
‘Wherever I go, someone says to me: “Sir, who is this man with you on Facebook”, I say that he is my friend. “He looks like you.” I tell them he is my brother. It’s not a bad thing,’ said Mr Khan.
Peter Dinklage in character as Tyrion Lannister, the wily nobleman has been a central character in the HBO show since it first aired in 2010
Mr Khan works at a small Kashmiri restaurant down a narrow line in Rawalpindi and said he had never heard of Game of Thrones until he started getting inundated with photo requests
Talking about the attention he has received Mr Khan said: ‘I don’t mind. A lot of my pictures have been taken, that’s why I have become very famous everywhere’
Mr Khan at work in the restaurant at the Dilbar Hotel in Rawalpindi in the Punjab province of Pakistan
The television series has won 47 Emmys – more than any other fictional show in history – along with a Golden Globe for Dinklage, 49, for best supporting actor in 2012.
Peter Dinklage, 49, has played the witty nobleman Tyrion Lannister since the series first aired in 2010
A much anticipated final series is set to premiere on April 17.
Mr Khan works at a small Kashmiri restaurant in Rawalpindi, serving customers hearty dishes such as mutton and spinach curries.
Owner Malik Aslam Pervez described him as a hard-worker – and also a drawcard for the eatery.
‘When he takes a day off or gets sick, people look for him and ask where did he go? They get upset. They love him. There is always a crowd here but it has boomed because of him,’ he said.
Born in Mansehra in northern Pakistan, Mr Khan says he would love to meet Dinklage, describing him as a friend and brother.
‘I love him very much, he is my friend… he is my height so I like him a lot,’ said Mr Khan.
For customers, seeing someone who looks like Tyrion Lannister in the flesh is also a thrill.
‘When I saw him, I’m happy, I feel that I met with Lannister in real [life],’ said Zain Hadri, 20.
Game of Thrones tells the story of noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne, all the while keeping one eye on the ‘White Walkers’ leading hordes of the undead toward an invasion from the North.
Mr Khan waves to fans at the restraunt in Pakistan, he says he would love to meet Dinklage, describing him as a friend and brother
Not only are Mr Khan and Dinklage’s faces said to be strikingly similar, they are also roughly the same height at around 135 cms (4 ft 5in)
Mr Khan, who is now the face of a food delivery advert, offers Friday prayers at a mosque in Rawalpindi last month
Mr Khan leaving the mosque in Rawalpindi after attending Friday prayers in the city
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