Game of Thrones Season 6 comes to Pakistan
There are rumours flying around of production beginning on an Indian version of Game of Thrones (GoT). We let India sneak ahead in the nuclear arms race but we seem to be far ahead of them in the television dramas race.
However, this could be a game-changer – to ensure we maintain our advantage we must make our own version of GoT before India!
To make the job easier for all prospective producers, I have taken the liberty of casting the Pakistani Game of Thrones.
1. Mahira Khan as Daenerys Targaryen
Our latest export to Bollywood is really the only option to play the mother of dragons. We can even pretend Humsafar was a prequel to GoT giving Khaleesi the perfect bechari aurat storyline to justify her wrath. We can also cast Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui as Khal Drogo to give her company in season one.
2. Fawad Khan as Jon Snow
This clearly does not need a description. I can only imagine how long the audition line would be for the role of Ygritte. And no Sonam Kapoor, you can't play Ygritte.
3. The late Maqsood Hassan as Tyrion Lannister
He was the only actor in Pakistan who could have done justice to the role of Tyrion Lannister so I am using this space to honour the legacy of the veteran who devoted his life to the stage.
4. Ali Zafar as Jamie Lannister
Ali Zafar definitely has the looks to pull off the Kingslayer.
5. Aamina Sheikh as Cersei Lannister
We just need to pull out the blonde dye, and censor all the Jamie-Cersei scenes from the series.
6. Nadeem Baig as Tywin Lannister
The legend of the film industry completes the Lannister family.
7. Inzamamul Haq as Robert Baratheon
The boys played well in the war. He definitely has the beard.
8. Shaan Shahid as Stannis Baratheon
Just like Igloo King cone, there can only be one “true” king here too.
9. Osman Khalid Butt as Renly Baratheon
Because, why not?
10. Ali Azmat as Lord Varys
They might as well be twins.
11. Javed Sheikh as Ned Stark
He is the guy you call whenever you need one of these roles so why change that now.
12. Humayun Saeed as Rob Stark
Only if he puts his own money into the production – for once people might be celebrating the Red Wedding.
13. Syra Shehroz as Arya Stark
She does look like she could be 13.
14. Humaima Malick as Sansa Stark
Just a humble request to the Pakistani producers, don't see this as a cue to put an item number in the Pakistani GoT. The girls can act too you know.
15. Bilawal Bhutto as Bran Stark
I mean if someone gets to be carried on the back of somebody solely based on their family legacy...
16. Nasir Jamshed as Hodor
He is out of employment after the World Cup, so he may need to raise his intellect to match it with Hodor's though.
17. Hamza Ali Abbasi as Joffrey Baratheon
A young guy who thinks he is the king and it is his job to police the behaviour of everyone. Hamza Ali Abbasi is perfect!
18. Aamir Liaquat as Peter Baelish
Is there a more hated character in The Seven Kingdoms?
19. Imran Khan as Jorah Mormont
Forever friend zoned by the prime ministership.
20. Zubaida Aapa as Melisandre
Magic is basically the Zubaida Aapa ke totkay (home remedies) of Westeros.