Ahmed Ali Butt and Anoushey Ashraf stand up for Humayun Saeed, say we should cheer when others succeed

Ahmed Ali Butt and Anoushey Ashraf stand up for Humayun Saeed, say we should cheer when others succeed

They aren't impressed with actor Sakina Samo's recent remarks and are encouraging lifting each other up instead.
11 Jan, 2022

After news broke about Humayun Saeed's crowning — him being cast as Dr Hasnat Khan, who plays Princess Diana's love interest, in Netflix's The Crown — most people cheered him on but there were some of his colleagues who weren't as supportive. Actors Ahmed Ali Butt and Anoushey Ashraf have publicly stood up against this and encouraged people to "appreciate someone's success" and "cheer for them."

Actor Sakina Samo's refusal to watch The Crown and belief that Saeed may block her for speaking against his casting — and her opinion that Fawad Khan would've fared better in the role — has caused a stir on social media.

It has been an unpopular opinion though as Pakistanis are generally happy that Saeed is representing the country internationally, that too on popular streaming platform Netflix. Before the news was official, people, especially celebs, have been full of nothing but kind words for the actor. Streams of congratulations have flooded social media and the hashtag Humayun Saeed The Crown has been trending since the news broke.

This spirit of cheering for another's success has translated into standing up for him too as Butt and Ashraf have done. Butt shared a screenshot of the news about Samo on his Instagram Story and asked "why can't we be happy for someone? Why can't we appreciate someone's success or cheer for them?"

He condemned the hate, hoping for love and support in the future. The actor added the hashtag #SakinaChillOut and tagged Saeed.

Ashraf re-shared this on her Instagram Story, agreeing with Butt "wholeheartedly." She said Saeed is a hard working actor who's modest about his success. "We absolutely should lift each other up! Make us proud Humayun Saeed," she added.

It's great to see actors supporting each other and cheering on each other's successes. While we understand that not everyone will agree with casting choices, as Butt and Ashraf pointed out, there's no harm in appreciating someone's success.


ST Jan 11, 2022 01:04pm
Sakina samo just lost her own respect. That's why the quote is.. Sometimes stay quiet and look like a fool rather to speak and leave no doubt.
Kiwi Jan 11, 2022 01:09pm
He is a better actor than Fawad Khan for sure.
Asad Jan 11, 2022 01:50pm
Sakina samo appears racist and has got ethnic rivalry against Humayun Saeed, she might had deemed that like in Sindh there may be apartheid quota system implemented to block merit for making come forward selected.
Jk Jan 11, 2022 02:09pm
If it was male director passing same comments for an actresses, the whole country would be calling him sexist.
Shoaib Sheikh Jan 11, 2022 02:12pm
Salina Sammo is prejudiced. Humayun Saeed is a great actor.
Jo Original Jan 11, 2022 03:05pm
Sakina Samo is a fine artist. Watch Aur Zindagi Badalti Hai.
Shaiban Jan 11, 2022 04:32pm
On a lighter note, Sakina forgot that the actress playing Diana, Elizabeth Debicki is 6'3". No offense meant to Fawad, he will hardly reach her waist. Humayon is by far the best available choice. Sakina, don't embarrass yourself, you should be celebrating it like others.
AmjadKhan Jan 12, 2022 05:13am
I always had a beautiful image of Sakina Samo as a great artist but it went down the drain after her low life type behavior .
AmjadKhan Jan 12, 2022 05:16am
Fawad vs Humayun Fawad 3 Humayun 10 Conversation closed