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From one Khan to another: Shah Rukh praises Pakistan’s ChaiWala

The viral sensation Arshad Khan, popularly known as ‘Chaiwala’ got a mention by Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter.

world Updated: Nov 11, 2016 19:28 IST
Sahiba Chawdhary
Sahiba Chawdhary
Hindustan Times
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This handsome tea seller found himself being called the internet’s hottest #ChaiWalla after this image of him went viral.(Aley Bhaidani / Good Morning Pakistan)

Like we had predicted, this Pakistani blue-eyed #ChaiWala is here to stay.

Arshad Khan, a Pakistani tea-seller, became the talk of the town after a photo of him went viral. But another Khan has now taken note of him -- none other than Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan!

It all started when Twitter user Sakshi Khurana posted a clip from the 18-year-old social media star’s interview, where he says he resembles actor Shah Rukh Khan.

The video was shared multiple times and finally, even King Khan took notice. The superstar retweeted the video saying, “How sweet is this. Beauty lies in simplicity.”

We all knew that King Khan was large-hearted, but this grand gesture makes us love him even more! 

Arshad Khan, who’s better known as the Pakistani ChaiWala, is one of social media’s rags-to-riches story. After his photo went viral, Khan’s stardom landed him a modelling offer with an Islamabad-based retail site.

Khan, who comes from a poor background and lives with his sixteen siblings and parents, was later invited to a popular talk show, Good Morning Pakistan, on the ARY network , where he was given a makeover on-screen.

Now that Shah Rukh Khan has blessed Arshad on social media, maybe the superstar’s success will rub off on junior Khan as a good luck charm.


First Published: Nov 11, 2016 18:43 IST