Shocking: 'Chaiwala' Arshad Khan quits showbiz

Published: January 4, 2017


It is not everyday that destiny smiles on one.

Who could better epitomise this than ‘chaiwala’ Arshad Khan. The social media sensation had been on a roll ever since a photo of his went viral on social media. From landing a modelling contract to bagging a film role, Arshad looked set for a dream run in the public gaze.

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Alas, some things are just not meant to be. In a rather surprising turn of events, word has it that Arshad has bid adieu to the high life.

“Arshad’s appearance in a recent photo shoot and Muskan Jay song Beparwai did not go down well with his family and peers,” the social media sensation’s manager Abdullah told The Express Tribune. He said Arshad had been under concerted pressure to distance himself from the world of entertainment.

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“Since Arshad has quit showbiz, he looks set to return to the Islamabad dhaba he used to work at prior to his tryst with fame,” Abdullah said. He went on to add that Arshad was open to pursuing a career in journalism as that was the only kind of entertainment-related job his family had no issue with.

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  • maarige
    Jan 4, 2017 - 4:45PM

    good move…Recommend

  • M.B.Qadri
    Jan 4, 2017 - 4:51PM

    Good decision Arshad!!! Thumbs up Recommend

  • Usama
    Jan 4, 2017 - 5:16PM

    lol..he will be back soon.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jan 4, 2017 - 5:58PM

    Yeah right. Because, he was quite content with being treated like a street rat before.Recommend

  • MAK
    Jan 4, 2017 - 6:26PM

    Good decision!! Keep having Halal Risk Bro!!Recommend

  • Mrs. Pasha
    Jan 4, 2017 - 7:23PM

    Working in the so called “entertainment” industry is not “destiny smiling at you.”Recommend

  • Ali S
    Jan 4, 2017 - 7:36PM

    I have a feeling that despite his fame, his handlers are taking advantage of his naivete and inexperience and not paying him for all these shoots/modeling – if he could negotiate a fee on his own terms I doubt he’d consider going back to a dhaba. Anyway, I hope that he does whatever he feels at peace with.Recommend

  • Shah
    Jan 4, 2017 - 7:53PM

    Extremists will always drag you backwardsRecommend

  • Dr. Shoon
    Jan 4, 2017 - 8:15PM

    For many this is “extremism”. For many more this is modesty and pleasing God by not living fame hungry life which would, at some point, definitely make one do all that certainly one is not supposed to do. Mundanity would never understand the whispers of hearts and would always misconstrue it with “extremism”. And it’s sad…Recommend

  • Ahmar Khan
    Jan 4, 2017 - 9:58PM

    I bet 10,000 PKR that he has not quit or will be back soon.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 4, 2017 - 10:17PM

    I am ready to replace Chaiwalla with all these lovely model hehehe

    Chaiwala’s family needs to relax a little and let their hair downRecommend

  • silver
    Jan 4, 2017 - 10:31PM

    All those saying good decision should also send their kids to chai dhabas. Many of these halal rizq walay dont even pay taxes. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 4, 2017 - 11:06PM

    But are you as ‘cute’ as this Chaiwalla ? If not, don’t resign yet from your current job.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 4, 2017 - 11:34PM

    Does Arshad Khan even know that he has quit show business and will go back to making chai ?Recommend

  • Raghu
    Jan 5, 2017 - 11:06AM

    Next time make your own tea coffee food at home. When you cannot respect the job of a dhaba wala, then you dont deserve to be there.Recommend

  • Mamu
    Jan 5, 2017 - 11:07AM

    Salute to Chai Wala for this decision!

    He made a wise decision.Recommend

  • Farooq
    Jan 5, 2017 - 11:10AM

    Very impressive decision. Many men worry about this life, Few men worry about the after life. And you are one of them.


  • Anon
    Jan 5, 2017 - 5:11PM

    Interesting… I can’t help but think if this had been a women we’d be inundated with articles about “patriarchy”….Recommend

  • Procrastinator
    Jan 5, 2017 - 5:21PM

    Good decision.
    However he should materialize the popularity he received and focus on his strength by expanding his tea business and starting it on grand level. Im sure he will have huge success. Recommend

  • Haris
    Jan 6, 2017 - 9:09AM

    So he knows how to remain in news, or his manager does.Recommend

  • Arshad Hussain
    Jan 6, 2017 - 11:00AM

    Good to see here that ET has given chance, to the comments, related to appraisal of leaving the Entertainment industry.Recommend

  • Arshad Hussain
    Jan 6, 2017 - 11:05AM

    I am an accounting manager. And have gone through (a lot of time). Loading and un-loading of goods to/from Godown and Trucks, when their were lack of labours. I’ve even made Chai a lot of time for me and colleagues. When you are Muslim then you have no issue for any kind of “HALAL” rizq. And Also Mr Silver. If there will be no halal jobs left for my children. I can let them work at Dhaba rather then stimulating with female models. PAKISTAN ZINDABADRecommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 6, 2017 - 4:04PM

    Smart chap !!Recommend

  • A Siid
    Jan 7, 2017 - 1:22PM

    Well done Arshad that you quit and made vultures to rub their woundsRecommend

  • Dr. Shoon
    Jan 7, 2017 - 9:35PM

    @Arshad Hussain:
    Very well said…Recommend

  • Fahad
    Jan 8, 2017 - 1:35PM

    @Arshad Hussain:
    Very very well said…..Recommend

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