Pakistani superstar Humayun Saeed has added another feather in his cap by becoming the first Pakistani actor to star in Netflix original series ‘The Crown’ The Jawani Phir Nahi Ani star is yet to respond to the news, but his fellow industry peers and other prominent personalities are congratulating him for bagging his first-ever Netflix show.
Humayun Saeed to play Lady Diana’s love interest, Dr. Hasnat, in the 5th season of The Crown
According to a report in Variety, Humayun Saeed will reportedly play the role of a Pakistani surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan, who the late Princess Diana was said to be smitten by. Dr. Hasnat Khan, a British Pakistani heart surgeon, had given a statement after the death of Princess Diana that both were in a relationship between 1995-1997, after which she broke up with him to be with Egyptian film producer Dodi Fayed. Fayed and Princess Diana died together in a road accident in Paris in 1997.
The Crown is a historical drama that focuses on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, that begins from the time when Elizabeth is young, who gets married to Prince Philip and dramatic circumstances led her to ascend the throne. . As revealed by Variety, Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana in season 5 of The Crown and the Kite Runner star Khalid Abdalla has been cast as Dodi Fayed.
Congratulations pour in for the veteran actor
Mahira Khan celebrated the news, she wrote; “It’s finally here!!!! I’m overjoyed! I’m overjoyed!!! MashAllah, MashAllah, MashAllah, MashAllah, MashAllah, Mas What a performance! What a celebrity:)”
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 9, 2022
Humayun Saeed’s food friend and actor Adnan Siddiqui also congratulated him on the news, he said; “I am sure you will bring nuance to the character with your acting.”
Very proud of you my friend @iamhumayunsaeed! Am sure you will bring nuance to the character with your acting. Looking forward to it!
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) January 10, 2022
The renowned singer, Ali Zafar, wrote; “So happy to hear the good news @iamhumayunsaeed. Truly deserve it.”