Yumna Zaidi was my choice: Humayun Saeed talks the making and success of Gentleman

Humayun Saeed recently sat down for an engaging interview with Ahmad Ali Butt on his YouTube channel and delved into the success of his latest project. Gentleman, scripted by the renowned Khalilur Rehman Qamar, has already created a buzz among audiences.

The Crown actor shared his initial hesitations about reading the script; he was immediately drawn to the unique character he was to portray – a "cute gangster," a role he had never attempted before. "I really liked the character, it's one that I have never done before. It’s a very cute gangster and I enjoy playing cute characters. He’s a very romantic character with good vibes, the dialogues are also very nice. Especially the way Khalil saab has told the story is remarkable," he explained.

One of the standout decisions in the casting of Gentleman was the inclusion of Yumna Zaidi. Saeed revealed that it was his choice to cast Zaidi, citing her ability to portray both, innocence and strength. Saeed recounted, “Yumna herself asked me why I think of her as this character so I told her that she’s exactly who I want in this role. From her face, Yumna looks like a very innocent girl but she can also look strong. And Yumna is a brilliant actor."