It is not clear what the poor-rich tea seller from Pakistan intends to do with his newly-found fame.
Initially when fame suddenly struck Arshad Ali’s anonymous life he denied any Bollywood plans. He soon got himself a marketing team and a PR machinery to promote him as a model and an aspiring actor.
In a naïve and in some ways endearing volte face , Arshad who earlier said acting was not his…errr, cup of tea, now says he would love to do films.And he says he loves Shah Rukh Khan . The Bollywood star has acknowledged Arshad’s adoration in a tweet .
A prominent source from the Pakistan film industry says, “This Arshad thing is blown out of all proportions. There are hundreds of blue-eyed boys from the Peshawar/Balochistan area who are as goodlooking. Arshad became a symbol of poverty porn.The slumdog celebrity. One of 17 siblings with good looks and even better luck.We hear after modeling he is already preparing himself for Bollywood . But he will have to wait until relations between the the two countries improve.”
In the meanwhile the Asian subcontinent second most famous chaiwalla can bask in his newly-found fame through internet and television interviews.