Pakistan’s Charlie Chaplin does street pranks to bring contagious smiles
PESHAWAR: Usman Khan lives in an impoverished region of Pakistan that has witnessed decades of suicide attacks, explosions, and threats from hardline militant groups, Arab newspaper reported recently but by every passing day, the Chaplin’s Pak version is catching up. He has caught international media attention because of his comic acts and toothbrush mustaches,
Now, the stand-up comedian wants to make people smile. Performing across Peshawar, the provincial capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Khan dons Charlie Chaplin’s trademark oversized shoes, baggy pants, cane, and black bowler hat, the paper wrote. His Facebook followers are welling and so is the trend on other social media platforms.
“The sole purpose of this art is to bring a smile to the faces of people,” Khan, 30, told Arab News while roaming the streets of Peshawar. “For the past decades, Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have faced terrible times. I know I can’t perform as well as the great Charlie Chaplin, but with limited resources, I am doing my best to spread happiness”.He has been quoted as saying in the paper.
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