Famous Pakistani actor and host Ahsan Khan is now a viral meme apparently for his self-proclamation about his career and dual nationality. He seems to be introducing himself by mentioning his name and saying that he was a British Asian actor who lives here (UK) and there (Pakistan) as well.
Ahsan Khan: The Priyanka Chopra of Pakistan
The ambiguity in his speech led many to make fun of him for speaking in an accent that was not clear to others. The funniest part for the viewers was when he said “here and there” because they have mostly seen him in Pakistan and he had no other projects in the UK that they know of. He was probably not paying much attention to what he was saying which led many to name him the Priyanka Chopra of Pakistan.
Just saw British Asian trending and the tweets are hilarious 😂— Sughra Batool (@sughra_batool1) April 1, 2022
Every Pakistani right now is sick of the political drama and wish to be a British Asian actor who works here and there as well yeah (fake smile) 😂 pic.twitter.com/AxA1RGv5Zw
Series of Creative Jokes
The video started a chain of creative jokes on social media. With the sorry state of current affairs in Pakistan, celebrity shenanigans are one way for the nation to have some fun. The actor’s purpose is to entertain the masses and Ahsan Khan has done that. Now social users media users have been obsessed with this “here and there” that they have started to create their own jokes at the expense of the actor.
🧍♂️ 🧍♂️— Talal (@talalsahabb) March 29, 2022
this is not an ordinary man. this is ahsan khan, a british born pakistani actor who is here and there as well.
The Ability to be at Two Places at Once
Another funny thing users found in his accent was the lack of clarity. When he said “here and there” they joked that he had some superpower that made him be at 2 places at the same time. They sarcastically said they were envious of his ability and they should have also been “here and there” like him instead of doing something worthwhile.
CSS krky ghalti ki hy.— Saqib (@Saqib12360084) April 1, 2022
I should have been British Asian actor Ahsan Khan who lives here and there as well…yeah.
Comparison with Other Overseas Pakistani
Even though Ahsan Khan was born in London, UK, he has spent most of his life in Pakistan. He received a degree in English Literature from Government College University. After a few Pakistani movies like Nikah, Bili, and Ghar Kab Ao Ge, he moved to the TV scene. He’s not practically an overseas Pakistani but users cannot help but make comparisons with how overseas Pakistani celebrities speak.
He lives here and there as well yeeAaH pic.twitter.com/b2npPPmRHe— sania (@saniarashid21) April 1, 2022
How it Relates To Pakistanis
Some found the video of Ahsan Khan relatable with their own attention span that went here and there.
call my attention span british asain actor ahsan khan the ways it's always here and there— Ayms (@SadisticVader) April 1, 2022
The Relief of Not Speaking English for a While
Users also speculated how Pakistanis living in other countries felt after coming back to Pakistan. They must be relieved of the pressure of twisting their tongue after speaking their first language, Urdu which is comfortable for both, the speaker and the listener.
basically ahsan khan when he lands at There from Here https://t.co/hBMNLcTB61— worrysha (@parathacentral) March 29, 2022