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GOT fans, meet Tyrion Lannister's look alike

May 02, 2019 11:02 IST
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Rozi Khan's uncanny resemblance to actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in GOT, is winning the Internet.

IMAGE: Pakistan's Tyrion Lannister and Internet sensation Rozi Khan. Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Meet Rozi Khan who has stunned the Internet with his striking similarity to Tyrion Lannister, a character played by Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones.

A resident of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, Khan works as a waiter in a local restaurant.

Until recently, Khan wasn't aware of the Hollywood actor.

He hadn't watched a single GOT episode and had absolutely no clue who Tyrion Lannister was.

Khan got introduced to the character when fans wanted to click selfies with him and take his autograph.

IMAGE: Khan is very popular in his neighbourhood. 

'In the beginning, they started calling me Peter Dinklage,' he told Reuters.

'After that I saw his show, and then slowly, slowly I became famous.'

Khan was spotted by his restaurant owner's son, who posted his pics on Facebook.

People started pointing out the resemblances between the two, and in no time Khan was a star in his neighbourhood.

'A lot of my pictures have been taken, that's why I have become very famous everywhere,' he said in an interview.

IMAGE: A happy-go-lucky person, Khan is overwhelmed with his newfound fame. 

Apart from having similar facial features, Khan and Dinklage have the same height (4 ft 5 inches) too.

Khan now has two wishes. First: He wants to work in films.

'My other wish is that I should meet Peter Dinklage,' he told Reuters.

Whenever people ask Khan if he is related to the Hollywood actor, he says they are brothers.

IMAGE: Khan poses for a selfie with his fans. 

Given his popularity, a food delivery app in Pakistan has roped Khan in an ad commercial.

It is his small-screen debut, and like his Facebook pics, the ad has gone viral too.

Nowadays, it is a usual sight to spot people crowding the restaurant Khan works at for selfies and autographs.

His popularity has also resulted in the business at the restaurant booming.

IMAGE: Wonder if Khan's barber is a GOT fan, who styled his look keeping Tyrion Lannister in mind?

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