Tyrion Lannister’s Pakistani doppelganger


Photo Credit:  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

As the battle of Winterfell heats up in the popular show ‘Game of Thrones’, people in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi were surprised to see their very own Tyrion Lannister serving flatbread at a local restaurant.

Waiter Rozi Khan has taken social media in Pakistan by storm for his uncanny resemblance to US actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones.

Until a few months ago, the 26-year-old had never heard of Dinklage. But his life changed when the son of the restaurant owner he works for spotted the resemblance and posted his picture on Facebook.

Rozi Khan, 26, a waiter and a lookalike of Hollywood’s actor Peter Dinklage, who plays a character of Tyrion Lannister in the tv series “Game of Thrones”, carries flat breads as he jokes with nearby shopkeepers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan April 28, 2019. Picture taken April 28, 2019. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

“In the beginning, they started calling me Peter Dinklage. After that I saw his show, and then slowly, slowly I became famous,” Khan told Reuters.

The resemblance goes beyond facial features: both men are also 4 feet 5 inches (135 cms) tall.

“My wish is to work in movies. And my other wish is that I should meet Peter Dinklage,” Khan added.

Actor Peter Dinklage poses backstage with his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake


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