Game of Thrones Season 6 comes to Pakistan

With rumours of an Indian Game of Thrones, prospective producers have taken the liberty of casting the Pakistani GoT.

Shehzad Ghias April 09, 2015
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.
Shehzad Ghias A graduate from the LUMS Law School and is running his own theatre production company, Cogito Productions.He works as a theatre teacher at various schools. He tweets @Shehzad89 (
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