Pakistani 'Chai wala' becomes 'Fashion wala'
By NewsX Bureau
| Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 22:31
New Delhi: The blue-eyed young handsome 'chai wala' (tea seller) who had taken social media by storm after a local photographer posted his picture on the web, has now turned into a model.
The 18-year-old tea seller Arshad Khan in Pakistan, picture with his blue-eyes went viral on the internet after a local photographer clicked him while pouring tea at Islamabad's Sunday Bazaar (Peshawar Chowk).
And now, Arshad Khan has done away with his first modeling shoot.
As per reports, a Pakistan based online shopping site Fitin.pk, signed him and is using his picutres to promote menswear.
Earlier, an Instagram post on October 14 by aspiring photographer Jiah Ali (@jiah_ali) went viral and caused a sensation with #chaiwala being among the top Twitter trends on Monday.
The story was picked up by international media, including popular US website Buzzfeed.
In an interview with local TV news, the blue-eyed Arshad indicated that he has been living in Islamabad for the last 25 years and joined the tea stall a few months ago, the Daily Pakistan reported.
When asked if he knew what Twitter or Instagram is, Arshad replied that he has no idea what those things meant.
Brother of 17 siblings, he expressed his ecstasy on becoming famous in one day.
(With inputs from IANS)