‘The Crown’ Adds Veteran Pakistani Actor Humayun Saeed As Diana Romantic Interest – Reports

Actress Mahira Khan may have spilled a big secret about an important casting in the upcoming season of Netflix’s royal family drama The Crown.

Khan tweeted today that Humayun Saeed has apparently won the role of Dr. Hasnat Ahmad Khan, the British-Pakistani heart and lung surgeon who had a romantic relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, from 1995 to 1997. She died in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997.

More from Deadline

Saeed is a veteran actor in Pakistani film and television. He is best known adventure-comedy Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, a 2015, show which won him the ARY award for best actor, and its 2018 sequel Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2.

Saeed’s casting first surfaced in Pakistani media, fueled by a congratulatory tweet by fellow actor Khan. The casting was subsequently reported by Variety

Deadline has reached out to Netflix for comment

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.