LAHORE: Pakistani superstar Humayun Saeed is set to star in Netflix royal drama The Crown’s upcoming season as Dr Hasnat Khan. If rumours are to be trusted, Saeed would become the first Pakistani actor to be cast in a Netflix original.
Earlier, it was reported that a ‘Pakistani superstar’, who has also been cast in Ms Marvel, will be seen in a ‘substantial’ role in the hugely popular award-winning royal drama.
“Its 100 percent Fawad Khan because he is the only actor who will appear in Ms Marvel,” a user wrote in the comments section. “It’s Fawad and only Fawad,” chimed in another, with many more hoping for the same.
However, Mahira Khan while congratulating Humayun Saeed revealed that her costar will be essaying the role. “Finaaaallly it’s out!!!! So proud! So excited!!! MashAllah mashAllah. What a show! What a star,” she wrote on Twitter. Humayun or Netflix is yet to confirm the news.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 9, 2022
Humayun has been chosen to portray the famous character of a British-Pakistani heart and lung surgeon Dr Hasnat, who widely is known for his romantic two-year relationship with Diana. The People’s Princess is said to have described him as ‘Mr Wonderful’ and in May 1996.
Diana’s friends are reported to have described Hasnat as the “love of her life” and to have spoken of her distress when he ended their relationship in June 1997. Dr Hasnat attended Diana’s funeral ceremony as well.
The Crown’s upcoming season is set to air later this year, with a cast including other big names, such as Dominic West as Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki taking on the iconic role of Diana, Princess of Wales.
It will focus on the events of the 1990s for the Royal Family, including the crumbling relationship between Diana and Prince Charles and her eventual death.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Humayun Saeed, who’s enjoyed a career spanning 26 years – both as an actor and a producer – has blockbuster hits to his credit that include movies such as ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’, ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ and the Pakistani drama ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho’.