Chai wala lands 'modeling contract'

Published: October 19, 2016


The blue-eyed chai wala who had set the Internet’s heart racing has landed a modeling contract.

“Arshad chai wala will be working for fitin as a model,” an online shopping store in Islamabad,, posted on their Facebook page.

This chai wala is brewing more than a cup of tea

The online shopping store in Islamabad posted several pictures of the chaiwala, identified as Arshad, in fashionable attire on Facebook.

The company announced in its post that Arshad will be working as a model for its ‘full version launch’. The online store in a cheeky tag line stated: “Chai wala is no more chai wala, now he is fashion wala!”

If the description in the Twitter bio is to believed, Arshad Khan, is now active on social media. “This page is managed by team Arshad Khan all tweets posts here are signed by him. Keep in touch with us on hashtags,” the account description reads.

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So you can now keep tabs on him.

The chai wala shot to fame when an Instagram user @jiah_ali posted a picture of him while he was brewing tea in Islamabad’s Sunday Bazaar. Tweets soon surfaced acknowledging his exceptionally good looks and sharp features. The picture instantly became a hit with women drooling over the man.

Express News embarked to find out more about Arshad and to everyone’s joy, managed to find him at his usual spot. When asked if he has an idea of how famous he is now, Arshad humbly replied, “Yes, I am aware of my newly found fame and I am incredibly happy. My friends have been showing me pictures since this morning.”

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When asked what star he resembles, Arshad adorably responded, “Shah Rukh Khan” to the chuckles of the crowd gathered around him.

Khan shared that he has been working at the tea stall for the past three months. He also said, “I have been told I have beautiful eyes by many girls but nothing ever happened. Since my picture has gone viral, I realise that I am famous now.”

He doesn’t remember who took his picture though but seems quite elated that he’s getting so much attention. Arshad shares he has 17 siblings and is an avid fan of Hollywood movies and wouldn’t mind working for one.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 19, 2016 - 2:16PM

    17 siblings ? wow …Recommend

  • BeingHuman
    Oct 19, 2016 - 3:01PM

    Stop calling him “Chai wala”, he has a nameRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 19, 2016 - 4:15PM

    He does not look like SRK, he looks much more handsomer. SRK looks Indian whereas this fellow looks Turk.Recommend

  • Syed yunas
    Oct 20, 2016 - 4:15AM

    @Haji Atiya:
    Looks regular Pakhtoon 2 me. Only Punjabis nd Mahajirs hve idnity crisis nd obseshun with erope looks all the time. P.s I am Punjabi also. But orignl syed from Arab areaRecommend

  • Noman Shaikh
    Oct 20, 2016 - 2:14PM

    I am able to cooking food Recommend

  • Fahaddarkashmiri
    Oct 20, 2016 - 6:54PM

    That’s great for him May he flies more high ameen Pathan is Pathan in his looks Recommend

  • Fahaddarkashmiri
    Oct 20, 2016 - 6:55PM

    May he fly more high ameen Pathan is PathanRecommend

  • Farooq
    Oct 21, 2016 - 11:06AM

    Photos are just photos – and just because one shot was a hit does not mean that he is now the most beautiful face of all !! The main ingredients that you saw in that photo make up the whole picture – like his half shave and earnest look. Now after the revamp – all these ingredients are not present anymore – and my worry is that this nation/industry is going to make him from a hero to a zero ! Don’t shatter his dreams and expectations !!Recommend

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