"I wish I was British Asian actor Ahsan Khan"
Ahsan Khan’s 4-year-old clip has once again come to life, as the #BritishAsian hashtag started to appear on Twitter’s trending list.
After the internet was taken over by memes of Ahsan’s interview in which he describes himself as a “British-Asian actor mostly working from Pakistan”, the actor has taken to social media to poke fun at himself.
Ahsan Khan was in London for the International Pakistan Prestige Awards, where he received the ‘Star Of The Year’ award and spoke in multiple media interviews.
He voiced several excellent observations, and many people appreciated what he said about Pakistan’s growing drama industry.
The BBC also covered the ceremony, questioning PEMRA’s ruling regarding Pakistan’s productions being “too bold”.
Ahsan Khan stressed the importance of using shows to address Pakistani moral codes and cultural challenges.
He highlighted how there should be a clear distinction between exaggeration and depicting reality.
Besides the appreciation the actor received, netizens could not resist noting something unusual about his accent during these interviews.
The forced British accent had the internet roaring with laughter, with the four-year-old video recently resurfacing on the internet.
One user wrote: “You know who Bridgerton needs to cast for their next season?
“British Asian actor Ahsan Khan, who works here and there as well.”
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Another added: “Wish I didn’t have to give these exams. Wish I was Ahsan Khan, a British Asian actor, who lives here and there as well.”
A third commented: “Too much political chaos in the country, I’m so sick. I wish I was British Asian actor Ahsan Khan who lives here and there as well yeah.”
Now, the actor has taken to Instagram to share a video of himself lip-syncing to the original audio along with his children.
Several celebrities, including Mahira Khan, Rabia Butt, Zara Noor Abbas and Ayesha Omar took to the comments section of Ahsan’s video to praise the actor and laugh along.
The video was recently also recreated by comedian Ali Gul Pir, with the parody being liked by Ahsan on the media-sharing app as well.
Ahsan Khan is best known for his roles in Udaari, Aangan, and Dastaan.
For his act in Chupan Chupai, he was also nominated for the Lux Style Awards for the ‘Best Film Actor’ in 2018.
He currently hosts Time Out with Ahsan Khan, a talk show that was previously fined by PEMRA for using animals as props.