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‘Chai Wala’ back on screen – this time in commercial ad

KARACHI: A handsome tea vendor, hogging spotlight in Pakistan and outside the country with sobriquet ‘Chai Wala’ for his dashing looks, has again hit the TV screens – but this time featuring in a commercial ad.

Arshad Khan aka Chai Wala became an overnight sensation when a photographer’s Instagram shot of him working at his tea stall was shared tens of thousands of times.

He has now appeared in a motorcycle ad.


As his pictures became an internet hit, local news outlets reported offers of modeling contracts and even a possible film career for Khan.

Despite his lack of interest in acting, Khan said he has come to enjoy his sudden – albeit possibly brief – moment of fame.


But torrent of offers for modeling and ads has left him flattered.

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