Humayun Saeed becomes first Pakistani actor to be cast in Netflix original series

He will play the role of Lady Diana Specer's love interest Dr Hasnat Khan in the show 'The Crown'


A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 9 Jan 2022, 8:43 PM

Netflix's hit and critically acclaimed television show The Crown has possibly met one of its most exciting cast members yet: Humayun Saeed as Dr Hasnat Khan. Playing Lady Diana Spencer's love interest, Pakistani actor Humayun Saeed will be appearing opposite Elizabeth Debecki who will be appearing as Lady Diana. He is the first Pakistani actor to be cast in a Netflix original series.

While there is no confirmation from Humayun Saeed himself, journalists Hasan Zaidi, Maliha Rehman and Hasan Kazmi have tweeted the news. Humayun was seen sporting a moustache and many netizens arrived to the conclusion that it was indeed a 'look' for Dr Hasnat.

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan took to Twitter as well to congratulate her co-star from Bin Roye and said, "Finally it's out! So proud! So excited! Mashallah!"

Prior to this, there had been news of Pakistani actors being cast in Ms Marvel, an upcoming Disney+ series. After much speculation, Fawad Khan had confirmed his casting in the series and said in an interview that appearing in the series was 'good fun'.


Humayun Saeed is one of Pakistan's most prolific and respected actors and producers. He has been producing television shows and many blockbuster films in Pakistan such as Mere Pass Tum Ho and Punjab Nahi Jaungi, both of which were among the most successful ventures in film and cinema history.

Twitter was abuzz earlier with the rumour that Fawad Khan would play the role but after various verified journalists confirming Humayun's casting as Dr Hasnat Khan, congratulations began pouring in for the veteran actor. Audiences will also see Humayun Saeed in his upcoming film London Nahi Jaunga which is slated to release soon as well in theatres in Pakistan and across the globe.

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