Move over Fawad Khan, this ‘dreamy-eyed’ Pakistani chaiwala is the new online sensation

Fancy some tea now, anyone?

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 8:37 am
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Are you among those who swear by their cup of coffee? Are you one among those who have pledged allegiance to the beverage and promised you will not switch your loyalty to chai, ever? We might just give you a reason to contemplate your decision. Confused? So, Jiah Ali, a photographer in Pakistan uploaded a picture of a chaiwala from Islamabad on Instagram, but little must she have known what she was in for. This guy, pouring out tea, ladies and gentlemen, is hands-down sending ripples across South Asia and beyond, thanks to his smoldering Persian looks.

He looks nothing less than a hot supermodel, with blue eyes and a brooding look, as captured by Ali in the picture. His high-fashion supermodel looks while pouring tea has got people talking on Twitter. The comments on the picture range from absolutely smitten, to people fervently wishing he gets modelling contracts now, to a difficulty in believing that he is in fact, a guy making tea, and not someone modelling for a tea brand!

But just for those still wondering, Ali has uploaded his photo with a caption giving away his whereabouts, just so you know, you can pack your bags and teleport yourself to Itwar bazaar (Peshawar Mor), where you will see him for real.

Here are some of the (many) reactions on Facebook that this chai wala from Pakistan garnered, who has managed to be one of the top talked about people on the Internet recently.

Some send in love from this side of the border too.

If you think that’s where the world’s obsession ended, you are mistaken. A Facebook page has even photoshopped his face and in no time, he was in dapper suits, has replaced Ranveer Singh in Ram Leela, flaunted Slaman khan’s chiselled body and what not! Titled ’14 shades of the chai wala’, here are the pictures of Internet’s favourite chaiwala photoshopped into different settings.

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Looking at the widespread love that he is receiving, Ali went back to Itwaar bazaar to find him and tell him all about it. Also, she figured his name is Arshad Khan.

Khan’s first photo has garnered about 4,500 ‘likes’ on Instagram and is being shared widely on Facebook.

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    Friend of
    Oct 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    Look at you. Even your way of talking is inhuman.
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      Friend of
      Oct 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm
      So true. Thanks to M.A jinnah who fought for us. stan sub se badi nemat hai humare liye.
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        Anjum
        Oct 18, 2016 at 4:51 pm
        Nonsense
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          Insaan
          Oct 18, 2016 at 11:51 am
          Jealous ku k ap abi tak comment kar rahy ho ya rahi ho i dont know aur koi bhi terrorism ko support nahi karta and listen koi bhi terrorist maa k pait sa paida nahi hota ap jesy log hi banaty ho koi batton sa koi harktoon sa last thing kuch bhi ho koi bhi jang ho ya terrorisam marty mom hi hn ap jesy mery jesy. aur yeh toh ak chai wala ha jo chaye bech k pait palta ha. so next time honey think before you leap... Jo apni launguage ma bat krna pand ni krty woh kehty hn k , Harming my country isn't harming me lol saddd
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            bhanojirao, p.
            Oct 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm
            These pressutes couldn't differentiate between jackal eyes and....
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              Abhijeet Dabas
              Oct 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm
              hahah jealous enough ?
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                Fawzi
                Oct 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm
                His wiki profile-
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                  NArayan
                  Oct 18, 2016 at 8:03 am
                  indian media busy updating us with happenings in pak....what a refreshing change...thooooo
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                    NArayan
                    Oct 18, 2016 at 8:03 am
                    indian media busy updating us with happenings in pak....what a refreshing change...thooooo
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                      Imran
                      Oct 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm
                      Ohoo..Maya baji itni jazbatiat.. Gujrat main muslims k sath kia hota raha..the butcher of gujrat is now ur prime minister.. Kashmir main kia hoo raha hy.. Woo terrorism nahin to aman ki asha hy kia?? Sikh bahion k sath kia india ny, un ki nasal kashi ki, wo kia terrorism nahin thi?? Sri lanka main tamal bagion k sath mil kar terrorism ki woh kia tha. Apni ankhain kholo aur apny mulk ki terrorism pehchano..abhi tu kitni example hain jo main ny di nahin.. Aur minorities yahan khus hain..bayshak kabi a kar dekh lo😉
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                        Jamal Zafar
                        Oct 18, 2016 at 3:59 pm
                        hahaha :D seriously? you guys are jealous upto your bones of him being stani.. his "persian" looks?? -_- he looks stani..thats how stanis are...! There is a reason why men are rated 3rd most hot..! and dude what a pathetic le.. "get over fawad"????? seriously your females cant get over him even after a million years.. and for your info our teamakers are hotter than your movie heroes... and the page you are reffering to for the photos ,is an indian page.. we are not fan of photoshoping our guys on your bodies,your ugly short black bodies..! get a life and start appreciating genuinely..
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                          sato fernando
                          Oct 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm
                          Please don’t harm your soul,atma.Before being Indian or stani,we are humans,born with souls to love,appreciate beauty.Noone,not even this chaiwala supports terrorism,or justifies pain in the name of religion in stan.Yes,you are arrogant,hypocrite and words are no less brutal,violent than those terrorist.Terrorist acts brutally out of hate.What difference your brutality with them?nothing.You are internet terrorist with a keyboard,full of same hatred.At least,terrorist is bold and wants change through some action.What are you doing?Nothing.You are coward compared to them,as Bill Maher said.If India is so important,then do something for Indians who need you.You don’t go to LOC,patriotic,and not ready to hug a poor child,a dalit in your street who is dying of hunger,or suffering.First start from there.Then call yourself proud Indian.Regarding your importance or right to know,commenting,it is OK.But you contradict by saying that why we should know,how it is important?Bhai,if it not important,you don’t comment,you don’t waste time,energy our life,if something is not important,do we do those things.If we don’t care for football,if we go to soccer stadium,or we don’t like certain channel,we watch that channel and start commenting.Of course,people will call you not just hypocrite,nuts too.Simple as this.I think you are too bored with your life and you want to become some patriotic Indian,to not face painful reality infront,which is too brutal,and your mind love running away.This is your cowardness.Maybe it is too difficult for u to understand
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                            Meet
                            Dec 30, 2016 at 7:20 am
                            I am from Gujarat and a Hindu. FYI, whenever I wake up, the first think i get to hear is your azan from the loudspeakers of your masjid in the morning. On the day of your eid, entire road is blocked by your people with stani flags. You can still see stan's flag over here. Can you list any of the people being cut by the so called "butcher" in Gujarat for following your religion or something like that?...Mulk ki baat krte ho...Apka apna mulk bhi Hindustan se hi bana he ye mat bhulo.
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                              dolly
                              Oct 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm
                              Our Pashtun province is full of blue e , golden hair tall and red people.
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                                Asif
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm
                                Care for some tea Maya?
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                                  anand
                                  Oct 18, 2016 at 11:10 am
                                  why is IE working like paparazzi?
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                                    Maya
                                    Oct 18, 2016 at 11:47 am
                                    If u were born in India, u would have been literate enough to spell the word Hindu properly. Muslims are treated with a lot of respect in India- they are subject to isolated incidents which can happen to anyone irrespective of religion. They are given reservations in government jobs , reservations for entrance exams, Haj subsidies etc. Not like ur country where minorities are ethnically cleansed, raped forcibly converted . What happened to Asiya Bibi who is being tried for blasphemy ? Ridiculous ! Look at ur post- how absurd can that be. Look at the hatred u have agaibst ur minority? Did I say anything bad about a Muslim? I didn't because I have Muslim friends and I consider them my equal. That's the difference between u , a stani who supports state sponsored terrorism and ethnic cleansing of minorities and me, a proud Indian who knows to treat people equally.
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                                      Maya
                                      Oct 18, 2016 at 11:34 am
                                      No one has harmed me?? Harming my country isn't harming me? Gone are the days when people just think of themselves. What makes u think that I'am jealous of a chai wala from a terrorist country. I maybe arrogant and a hypocrite but I don't support terrorism . I don't justify people who inflict pain on others in the name of religion. I'am a better human being. I have my rights to read a certain news and comment on whether as an Indian it is important for us to know. If u r proud of a chaiwala from a terror supporting country, be so. Don't expect others to.
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                                        Maya
                                        Oct 18, 2016 at 8:28 am
                                        So what? Why should we know? How is this news important to us? It's not just about external appearance-it's atude as well. No matter how good they look they are evil inside with all their support for terrorists. Let him get a modelling contract or movie or anything in his beggar country, but don't bring him to India.
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                                          Ijaz Asghar
                                          Oct 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm
                                          You are right Abhijeet . I am stani but those '' Ugly short black bodies '' comment was totally uncalled for . Yes and it does generalise things which is not fair but there are lot of people on both sides of border those who commit the same cardinal sin of putting all ppl in one basket
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