Peter Dinklage lookalike finds fame in Pakistan

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(AP) — Is Peter Dinklage, the popular American actor who plays Tyrion Lannister in the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” working at a small restaurant in Pakistan’s garrison city of Rawalpindi?

No, of course, is the answer.

But people ask this question because Rozi Khan, a 26-year-old waiter who serves flatbread and mutton, bears a striking resemblance to the “Thrones” antihero.  Dinklage has played the witty and wily nobleman since the drama series began in 2011.

Khan not only has a facial resemblance to Dinklage, he claims to be the same height – 1.33 meters (4 ft. 5 inches).

Dinklage’s Pakistani doppelganger Khan had not watched “Game of Thrones” until the son of his restaurant’s owner, Malik Aslam, told him he looked like a famous actor.

Khan’s popularity soared when Aslam shared his photo on Facebook and people started taking selfies with the waiter and sharing them on social media.

Khan is a waiter at a local Kashmiri restaurant called “Dilbar,” located in Rawalpindi.

Aslam’s brother Malik Siraj, who is also one of the owners,  described Khan as a hard worker and honest.  

Born in Mansehra, Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Khan says he would love to meet Dinklage, and work with him on a drama.

The waiter has already starred in a commercial for a food delivery service in Pakistan.

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