A PAKISTANI doppelganger of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has made his acting debut in a TV ad packed with references to the show.
Rozi Khan, 26, a waiter from the city of Rawalpindi, appeared in a commercial for delivery service Cheetay.
Rozi Khan, 26, a Peter Dinklage doppleganger, has appeared in a commercial for delivery service Cheetay[/caption]
Rozi had never heard of GoT or Dinklage’s character Tyrion Lannister until legions of fans started stopping him in the street for selfies, MailOnline reports.
Now his acting career has kicked off after pictures of him went viral and Cheetay reached out.
In the advert Rozi eats at various restaurants while fans pester him for pics and autographs – each making a GoT reference.
One fan approaches the Dinklage double and tells him “winter is coming” while another utters the line: “I heard you always pay your debts” – if reference to the iconic Lannister family motto.
The advert has been viewed 2,000 times on Twitter but Rozi, who is exactly the same height as Dinklage at 4 ft 5in, is sure to take his newfound stardom in his stride.
Earlier this month, he said: “I don’t mind. A lot of my pictures have been taken, that’s why I have become very famous everywhere.’”
“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.”
Dinklage, 48, has starred in GoT since 2011, playing the charming schemer Tyrion Lannister.
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Known for his intelligence and love of women and wine, Tyrion is hand to Queen Daenerys Targaryen.
Game of Thrones is currently airing its eighth and final series on HBO and Sky Atlantic.
It has won 47 Emmy awards along with Golden Glove for Dinkalge, for best supporting actor in 2012.
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