After an Instagram post of a blue-eyed ‘chai walla’ (tea vendor) from Pakistan went viral on social media, girls are swooning over the smoldering looks of the 18-year-old Arshad, while boys are busy making memes on Pakistan’s chai walla.
A photographer in Islamabad, Jiah Ali, was wandering the streets of Sunday Bazaar when she came across this ‘hot-tea’ and shared his picture on her Instagram handle on October 14. Much to her surprise, the picture went viral across various social media platforms viz. Facebook, Twitter etc and soon her discovery became the subject of interest of many, becoming the top trending topic in Pakistan on Monday.
In craze for hot chai walla, around 30-50 girls visited him on his tea stall to click selfies. The shy Arshad said to a local news channel that “Subah se bahut khushi ho rahi hai. Kareeban tees se pachas ladkiyan aake chali gayi hain, tasveerein banake, video banake chali gayin hain.”
Arshad belongs to Kohat, has never been to school, and has 17 siblings, media reported in a short description about him. At the beginning of media attention, his uncle was worried but later on realised that everyone found Arshad ‘khoobsurat’ and therefore, he is happy with the first modeling contract he bagged and also with all the media frenzy he has created.
Yes, “Chaiwala is not Chaiwala anymore; he is fashion wala,” a popular Pakistani fashion brand fitin.pk posted on its Facebook page.
In another shot of excitement, even the photos of his first photoshoot have come out, and are increasing his fan base. He is overwhelmed with all the attention, but also happy with the way things worked out for him, media reported.
Add to it, the charm, his innocence and young age does to this career, which is sure to soar high. Internet hasn’t stopped talking about him yet and is looking forward to his modeling career, along with the hopes to see him in movies. As of now, Jiah’s first picture of Arshad has 11,000 likes, while the fans keep increasing. Have a look at how social media made hot-blue-eyed Chai walla into a model!
— Noreen Khan (@DJNoreenKhan) October 17, 2016
— Sohail Cheema MD (@sohailcheemamd) October 17, 2016