'Pakistani Peter Dinklage' Rozi Khan makes on-screen debut

The 'Game of Thrones' lookalike fronts food delivery service ad campaign

Rozi Khan (left), 26, a waiter and a lookalike of Hollywood's actor Peter Dinklage (right), who plays a character of Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones'. Reuters / Courtesy HBO 
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Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan has become an internet sensation since his uncanny resemblance to Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, aka Tyrion Lannister, first hit headlines in March.

Until recently, the 26-year-old had never even heard of Dinklage. But his life changed when his image and video clips went viral, and now it looks like Khan could be set to follow in his doppelganger’s footsteps and achieve fame as an actor.

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", poses for a photograph in Rawalpindi, Pakistan April 28, 2019. Picture taken April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

It was the son of the owner of the restaurant, in which Khan works, that first noticed the resemblance.

"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 recently. “My wish is to work in movies. And my other wish is that I should meet Peter Dinklage."

Peter Dinklage players Tyrion Lannister on 'Game of Thrones'. Courtesy HBO

It looks like at least half of his wish may have now come true, at least to some degree. An advert for Pakistani delivery service Cheetay may not quite be the most successful episodic TV show in history, but we all have to start somewhere, and that’s where Khan is starting.

Watch the advert in full here: 

The ad features Khan being served food in a variety of different locations, each of which is, unsurprisingly, sprinkled liberally with Game of Thrones references.

Of course, all good ad campaigns need a matching slogan, and would could be better for a Game of Thrones-piggybacking effort than the straight-to-the-point, "Food is coming"?

The possibilities for Khan seem endless now. A campaign for a chain of butchers shops? Game of Bones. Garden Centres? Game of Gnomes. Estate agents? Game of Homes. Banks? Game of Loans. This one could run and run.

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