If Pakistani celebs were to play Game of Thrones characters -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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If Pakistani celebs were to play Game of Thrones characters

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The world of Game of Thrones is a unique and scary one. The unlikeliest of characters survive till the end, and the most lovable ones can die in the most unexpected of moments.

One can never tell for sure how many episodes or if you’re lucky, seasons, one can survive in the cruel world of men and white walkers amidst the eternal wars.


Much has been written about how Pakistani celebrities would fit in theGame of Thrones but we wonder how long they would last. As the hated villain Cercei Lannister once said, “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die,” Pakistani stars could very well win and sit on the Iron Throne or be unsuspectedly perished.

“People have already compared me to Sam,” Former EP member Ahmed Ali Butt told The Express Tribune. “The guy has the knowledge and then, I was the first one to kill a white walker.” About how long he thinks he would last on the show, he said, “I’ll be there till the end because come on, no one would want to kill a cute guy.”

Meanwhile, comedian Ali Gul Pir said while he wasn’t a regular follower of the show, he had heard a lot about The Imp. “I have seen bits and pieces of Tyrion. I’d totally want to play him. He’s commanding and has a sense of authority.” How long would Pir last?
“I would want to last till the end but I don’t think I will. I have a loud mouth, I say what I feel like and I know that would get me in trouble. Such people make a lot of enemies,” he said. “Someone, my brother or sister would probably betray me and kill me sooner.”

Supermodel-turned-actress Sadaf Kanwal was highly confident and, professing her love for Jon Snow, said, “I’ll be Khaleesi and stay alive till the end.”

Moor star Hameed Sheikh shared he was a fan of complicated yet fun characters. “I would love to be either Jaime Lannister or Tormund Giantsbane as I see the possibility of being an artist to do justice to do both parts. And of course, I would want to be part of all seasons,” he said.

While several other stars were either unavailable for comment or were not Game of Thrones fans, it didn’t stop us from speculating. Adnan Siddiqui as Stannis Baratheon, Umair Jaswal as Khal Drogo, and Armeena Khan as Sansa Stark would make perfect choices. Jaswal, however, with his physical strength and wits, could survive longer than Drogo did.

Syra Shahroz, with her effortless poise and grace, would unsurprisingly make a fitting Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen and claim her rightful ownership of the Throne. Of course, with Fawad Khan as Jon Snow, by her side.
Nayyar Ejaz as Tywin Lannister would probably put up a better fight in his death than the original Lannister (portrayed by Charles Dance) did. With his impressive range of tackling challenging roles, Ejaz could perhaps even outwit his ever-on-the-toes, persuasive and tactful son, Tyrion Lannister.

While Game of Thrones may not see any Pakistani actors in its cast anytime, it’s probably safe to say most of the local stars could survive the ever-manipulative game of power, vengeance and survival.

Express Tribune

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