Every Pakistani by now knows what Game of Thrones is and what a blockbuster show it turned out to be,
The highest budget show ever produced by HBO, saw billions worldwide take interest in the show. Similarly, the show gained vast traction in Pakistan as well.
However, did you know that a Pakistani actor worked in Game of Thrones as well? As an extra, yes, but he was present in the final season doing multiple roles.
Agha Abbas is a Pakistani who lives in Ireland. An aspiring actor and model, Agha was cast in the final season of Game of Thrones. When Daenerys Targaryen decided to attack King’s Landin, Agha was one of many extra actors doing multiple roles.
With a clause of not revealing much about the show, Agha worked through his contract with GoT stars like John Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark and Jamie Lannister.
In one scene, Agha was rescued by Ser Davos and John Snow. In one scene, he had to push Jamie Lannister against the crowd. One scene saw Agha walk alongside Arya Stark among other extras when he talked to her about the weather of Ireland.
Agha said: “A funny incident involved a conversation between me and the episode director Miguel, who was letting me know of my scorched fate by being subtle about the dragon, which clearly was a spoiler for me, said ‘imagine something big and terrible is gonna come your way and burn you, so act really really scared and hold on to your wife (my got wife)’ Talk about being subtle.
The narrative doesn’t stem from motivation or hard work but is merely a matter of chance and luck. In sheer honesty, I wasn’t much of a big fan of the show and only started watching it as I was about to chair a fictional Model United Nations committee back in my home country, yeah yeah I know you have all been there.
Throwing the term ‘MUN’ around seemed pretty cool back then, a term rather quotidian given to its widespread presence in every part of the country these days. Well, I didn’t come here to make rants bout MUNs. This is about me and only me, selfish, isn’t it?
Anyway cutting the long narrative short, somehow I made it to the show thanks to a couple of other videos I did for friends. It has been a pleasure shooting with HBO. The entire team was very supportive and the whole aura of it was simply amazing. Once in a lifetime opportunity I’d say and glad I was a part of it,” Agha added.
Even though Agha’s cameo might be a very short one. It shows that Pakistanis are present everywhere. Also, his experiences with real-life superstars of Game of Thrones is worth sharing.
Also, if you’ve ever wondered how a Pakistani version of Game of Thrones would look like, you can check it out here.
This article is about the television series. For the novel in the series A Song of Ice and Fire, see A Game of Thrones. For other uses, see Game of Thrones (disambiguation).
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Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones (1996).
The show was both produced and filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Filming locations also included Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.
Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has a large ensemble cast and follows several story arcs. One arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties, either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it.
Another focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled to Essos and is plotting a return to the throne. A third story arc follows the Night’s Watch, a brotherhood defending the realm against the fierce peoples and legendary creatures of the North.
Game of Thrones attracted a record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, and international fan base. Critics praised the series for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) was criticized.
The final season, especially its last two episodes, received significant criticism for its condensed story and creative decisions, with many considering it a disappointing conclusion.
The series received 58 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most by a drama series, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, a Peabody Award, and five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.
Many critics and publications have named the show as one of the best television series of all time.