Till not too long ago, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe within the metropolis of Rawalpindi knew nothing concerning the TV collection “Sport of Thrones” — or its antihero character performed by U.S. actor Peter Dinklage.
However now, 26-year-old Rozi Khan has prospects asking to have selfies taken with him and fields fixed questions on his uncanny resemblance to Dinklage, 49. The American actor has performed Tyrion Lannister, a witty and wily nobleman, because the collection started in 2011.
Individuals even cease Khan on the streets, he says, additionally for selfies.
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Khan doesn’t solely have an analogous look, haircut and beard as Dinklage, however the two share a genetic situation that ends in small stature. The Pakistani waiter says his peak is 1.33 meters, or four toes 5 inches.
Dinklage’s Pakistani doppelganger confesses that he likes his newfound reputation and that he has hopes the resemblance may assist pull him out of a lifetime of poverty — and possibly even take him to Hollywood.
“It’s my want to work with Dinklage in motion pictures,” Khan advised The Related Press as prospects crowded round him. “For me, it is going to be a dream come true to satisfy Dinklage.”
In addition to working as a waiter serving flatbread, mutton and different conventional Kashmiri dishes within the cafe within the garrison metropolis of Rawalpindi — and due to the putting resemblance to Dinklage — Khan has already starred in a business for a meals supply service in Pakistan.
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Khan says the primary individual to note and inform him concerning the resemblance was the restaurant proprietor’s son, Malik Aslam, who shared a photograph of Khan on social media about two months in the past.
That prompted Khan to try some episodes of “Sport of Thrones,” which is airing on Pakistani cable channels. And though he could not learn the subtitles — he by no means went to highschool or discovered to learn and write — he loved watching his look-alike.
“God created two comparable males, one is a well-liked actor and the opposite is a poor waiter,” Khan added, recounting how smirks and laughs of strangers and even relations had harm him up to now.
“These folks, passers-by and family who used to snicker at me due to my brief peak now take selfies with me,” he stated. “I could stay and die as a waiter, however I’m pleased that an individual (Dinklage) who seems like me is handled with respect.”
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The American actor has finished rather a lot to assist dwarfs in every single place battle towards the stigma over their peak, Khan additionally stated.
“Some males like Dinklage had been blessed with fame by God. I’m pleased over his success.”