Diana Film's Cruel Lies About Our Love - says Dr. Hasnat Khan

Bani Adam

Senator (1k+ posts)
Diana film's cruel lies about our love, by Hasnat Khan: Doctor nicknamed 'Mr Wonderful' by the Princess attacks new movie... and reveals an intriguing insight into their affair

  • Dr Khan rubbishes claims he gave 'tacit acceptance' to makers of 'Diana'
  • Says he will never watch it after seeing still from trailer online
  • 'It told me a lot about how they will portray things and I can see that it's wrong. There wasn't any hierarchy in our relationship'
  • On Diana: 'There are a hundred could-have-beens. I can't change anything now'
By Hasnat Khan - 24 August, 2013
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Scathing: Princess Diana's former lover Hasnat Khan says he did not cooperate with the film and will not watch it.

Princess Diana's lover Hasnat Khan has criticised a big-budget movie about their romance, as completely wrong and says he will never watch it.

In a rare interview, Dr Khan is scathing about a trailer for the film, Diana, and gives an insight into his close personal life with the Princess of Wales.

Speaking days before the release of the film, starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, the cardiologist also denied claims by the producer that the movie had his tacit acceptance.

He said: It is a complete lie. I have never given any approval.

Dr Khan, 54, nicknamed Mr Wonderful by the Princess, and her lover for two years, said he had received a number of approaches from the filmmakers and the author of the book the movie is based on seeking his co-operation, but had rebuffed them.

The heart surgeon, who for the past 16 years has maintained a dignified silence over the intimate details of his relationship with Diana, made his remarks in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday. I dont see this movie doing well at all, he said.

It is based on gossip and Dianas friends talking about a relationship that they didnt know much about, and some of my relatives who didnt know much about it either. It is all based on hypotheses and gossip.

The movie claims to chart the Princesss romance with Dr Khan, which broke down shortly before her death alongside Dodi Fayed in a car crash on a Paris underpass on August 31, 1997.

It will premiere at Leicester Square in Londons West End on September 5 before going on general release in October.

Dr Khan said he had seen a still image from the film, while he was doing an online search, showing the actors playing him [Andrews] and Diana [Watts] side by side at the hospital where they met. It convinced him the movie would badly misrepresent their relationship.

He said: I could tell immediately those were never our mannerisms at all, with [my] hands folded behind the back and all that.

You could tell from that picture that it is all just presumed about how we would behave with each other, and they have got it completely wrong.

There wasnt any hierarchy in our relationship. She wasnt a Princess and I wasnt a doctor.

We were friends, and normal people stand like friends with each other. That one still picture told me a lot about how they will portray things in the film and I can see [it] is wrong.

The relationship broke down weeks before her death, with Dr Khan unable to commit to marriage and saying he could not handle the media intrusion.

He told The Mail on Sunday last year it was the non-progression of the relationship that led to Dianas decision to end it in the summer of 1997. Even after two years, the relationship wasnt leading to a meaningful progression or conclusion and that was the main stress on both of us, he said.

Another of Dianas friends, Rosa Monckton, said she was convinced the Princesss relationship with Dodi Fayed in the last weeks of her life was little more than an attempt to make jealous the man she truly loved Dr Khan.

However, despite being clearly angered by the film, Dr Khan retains his characteristic calmness and good humour, bellowing with laughter when asked about whether he had any intention of watching it.

A friend asked me the other day if I would sneak into a cinema to see the film. But there is no way I will watch it, he said. Theres no way I am going to go anywhere near it, not now or ever.

Most of it is going to be based on gossip, and if I watched it I would be sitting there saying, Thats wrong, thats wrong, thats not right every second. I couldnt put myself through that. It would be absolutely terrible.

The film is based on Kate Snells 2001 book Diana: Her Last Love and both the author and the filmmakers have been anxious to win Dr Khans endorsement.

In an interview in The Mail on Sundays Event magazine last week, the films producer Robert Bernstein said: Kate Snell has met Hasnat two or three times and they got on very well.

He trusted her to the extent that he allowed her to meet his family and his friends and its through that relationship that we were able to move forward, and were confident that there is a sort of tacit acceptance from his family and Hasnat that what we are doing is OK.

But Dr Khan rubbished the claim: It is a complete lie. I havent spoken to anyone involved in that movie. I have never given any approval for it. I have never met or talked or written to Bernstein and I have never given any approval in a direct or indirect manner.

Dr Khan said he met Snell once in the late 1990s when she approached him at the Royal Brompton Hospital, West London, as she worked on her book about Dianas romance with him.

I only had one meeting with Kate Snell. That was it, he said. It must have been towards the end of the 1990s. This lady who I didnt know came to Brompton Hospital and I had coffee with her in the coffee shop.

She said she was planning to write a book, and I told her I had nothing to say to her at all.

Then she said to me, Can I talk to your relatives and friends?

I said if you are asking for my permission, I will not say go and speak to them, but I remember distinctly saying, If you want to and if they agree, I cant do anything about it. I said, I will not give you their addresses and phone numbers, but if you get in touch with them, I cant stop you seeing them. It is up to them. That is how I left it.

I have never read the book to this day. I really dont know how she got her information because even my very close friends didnt know what was going on between me and the Princess.

Dr Khan said he later learned that his uncle in Stratford-upon-Avon had given Snell a video of his grandmothers visit to Kensington Palace, where she had tea with Princess Diana, and pictures from the video were used in the book.

My uncle didnt ask me before giving it to her but he was quite upset afterwards and he called me. He said, We gave her the video and she used the pictures without our approval or consent.

He was quite upset but I said, I cant do anything about it. Its your property and you gave it to her without my consent or knowledge.  

Snell and the filmmakers wrote a series of letters to Dr Khan in the run-up to the films release seeking his co-operation.

She [Snell] wrote to me quite a lot recently telling me about the movie and saying she wanted to get the record straight. The film company has written to me too. I havent replied to any of those letters and I havent spoken to anyone involved in the film, he said.

In a letter sent to Dr Khan in September 2011, Snell said she had been hired by Ecosse Films as a consultant and that both she and the filmmaker were dedicated to ensuring that the relationship is depicted as truthfully as possible and with discretion.

In another letter, sent in January last year, she says the film would not portray Princess Diana in a negative light as some early media reports about the project suggested.

She wrote that it would concentrate on the good work performed by Diana between 1995 and 1997, the personal happiness she found during this time, and the important role that you, and her relationship with you, played in her life. Dr Khan did not respond to either letter.

Dr Khan, who is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Basildon University Hospital, Essex, stopped buying newspapers shortly after the Princesss death, saying he was upset by the constant untruths and speculation. Last year he was told by police involved in the Operation Weeting phone hacking investigation that his mobile may have been hacked in 2007 by the News of the World an experience he said left him feeling violated.

Police have since told him that a second tabloid newspaper may also have hacked his mobile phone, Dr Khan said. The police investigation into both phone hacking incidents is continuing.

The surgeon who is single again after an arranged marriage to the 29-year-old daughter of an Afghan noble family in 2006 ended in divorce after 18 months said of Princess Dianas early death: There are a hundred could-have-beens.

She (Diana) could be living very happily and married and having more kids, with me or with someone else. It could have led in that direction. I try not to think about these things. I cant change anything now.

Every year on the anniversary of the Princesss death, Dr Khan goes away, often to his home town in Pakistan, to stop being reminded of the tragedy.

With that anniversary six days away and the film due to be premiered the following week, Dr Khan plans to take extended leave in September.

He intends to travel and quietly concentrate on fundraising and planning for a charity heart hospital he will set up in Jhelum realising part of a dream he once shared with Princess Diana.

He said they talked of moving to Pakistan, where Dr Khan intended to set up a heart hospital while the Princess planned to work with womens charities.

What remains intact from their plans is nearing reality. A heart unit at the Abdul Razzaq Welfare Trust Hospital in Badlot village, near Jhelum, is due to open early next year.

There, some of the children from poor families, who queue outside his parents home for help every time he visits, will be treated for free.

Patients will include many children in an area of Pakistan where rheumatic fever is extremely common, leaving many youngsters with narrowed arteries to the heart, which can become fatal if untreated.
Waiting lists for treatment at the nearest heart hospital are two years long, even for the few families who can afford surgery. Most parents have no choice but to watch their children weaken and die.

Dr Khan plans to take unpaid leave a sabbatical of 12 to 18 months from Basildon to work at the hospital but believes he may stay for good if the project is a success.

Talking of the project, which has struggled against delays and lack of funding, he said: Diana would have been involved in this absolutely. It wouldnt have mattered whether we were together or not.

I think this hospital would be ten years old by now if she were alive. But its never too late.

There was no response yesterday to calls and emails by The Mail on Sunday to author Kate Snell and to Robert Bernstein at the offices of Ecosse Films in London.

Interview by Showbusiness Editor Simon Parry

  • Details of the charitable trust that will fund Dr Hasnat Khans heart unit in Pakistan are available at arwt.org
 

IK For PK

MPA (400+ posts)
Beautifull Woman by Heart n Soul, Brutally murdered by royal family.

Just for there EGO
She was pregnant with Al faidi's son and going to marry him soon, she could also accept islam before the marriage and the royal family would never take it as the mother of the future King of England would be a muslim and also a mother and wife of another muslim. They tried to keep her away from the affair with Al faidi, but she did not listen to them, So the last step was to eliminate the whole family. thats what I heard, God knows if this is the truth or not.
 

Imranpak

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Can't see what Diana saw in this very average looking Hasnat "Mr Wonderful" Khan!:) No one is asking him to watch the movie, he could have contributed to it's production if he had wanted a greater say in the final result. He should be happy that a nobody like him gained some publicity thanks to the late Princess of Wales.
 

Bani Adam

Senator (1k+ posts)
Can't see what Diana saw in this very average looking Hasnat "Mr Wonderful" Khan!:) No one is asking him to watch the movie, he could have contributed to it's production if he had wanted a greater say in the final result. He should be happy that a nobody like him gained some publicity thanks to the late Princess of Wales.

hhmm.... Well, 'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder' ... and I guess there weren't many Pakistani cardiac surgeons in the world 20 years ago and he had his grace as well...

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Imranpak

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
hhmm.... Well, 'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder' ... and I guess there weren't many Pakistani cardiac surgeons in the world 20 years ago and he had his grace as well...

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Grace can't be judged from a pic. There are many successful Pakistanis, perhaps Diana had a thing for fat and overweight brown men!!;)
 

Bani Adam

Senator (1k+ posts)
Grace can't be judged from a pic. There are many successful Pakistanis, perhaps Diana had a thing for fat and overweight brown men!!;)

I know what "grace" is and the pic was not meant to show "grace" but was to your judgement of "average-looks" and search for "what Diana saw" - physical stuff;

Remember "Success" is a very relative term - an East End cook and a London cabbie could also call themselves a "Success" --

so stop being a cynical and don't cry sour grapes!
 

Imranpak

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

I know what "grace" is and the pic was not meant to show "grace" but was to your judgement of "average-looks" and search for "what Diana saw" - physical stuff;

Remember "Success" is a very relative term - an East End cook and a London cabbie could also call themselves a "Success" --

so stop being a cynical and don't cry sour grapes!

What sour grapes?? Are you gay that you can't tolerate a word against your boyfriend Hasnat Khan?? Grace or not he is average looking so deal with it and stop moaning about it. Diana was to pretty for this fatso anyway who is always moaning all the time.
 
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Bani Adam

Senator (1k+ posts)
What sour grapes?? Are you gay that you can't tolerate a word against your boyfriend Hasnat Khan?? Grace or not he is average looking so deal with it and stop moaning about it. Diana was to pretty for this fatso anyway who is always moaning all the time.


Now stfu and read my post at #6 again.

You've already contradicted yourself at #7, changing your goalpost by calling a Cardiac Surgeon as "nobody" to "successful."

And watch your trap, don't judge me - I'm neither promoting Di nor Khan; but your mind seems to be filled with dog poop and obsessed with sex - so go, get a waste composter to help you think constructively - not in some filth.

And, don't act as a sissy, crying sour grapes won't help you, it's none of your business to judge what x saw in y or why a liked b.... And if you're that big a Prince Charming, go get a Princess of Wales and prove to world first before trolling on this thread.
 

Imranpak

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

Now stfu and read my post at #6 again.

You've already contradicted yourself at #7, changing your goalpost by calling a Cardiac Surgeon as "nobody" to "successful."

And watch your trap, don't judge me - I'm neither promoting Di nor Khan; but your mind seems to be filled with dog poop and obsessed with sex - so go, get a waste composter to help you think constructively - not in some filth.

And, don't act as a sissy, crying sour grapes won't help you, it's none of your business to judge what x saw in y or why a liked b.... And if you're that big a Prince Charming, go get a Princess of Wales and prove to world first before trolling on this thread.

"Sissy" coming from a man whose got the hots for another one is sure weird:lol::lol::lol: He is a "nobody" compared to Diana in terms of popularity but may be successful career wise , that clear enough for you?? If you don't like my comments then why keep replying like a real retard, ehh? I will behave anyway I want so stop grunting like a pregnant pig! I am not the one who is complaining about the movie like your boyfriend Hasnat is calling it lies and all that so no need for me to chase any celebrity.

Calling a gay man like you exactly that is "not obsessed by sex" whatsoever! Enjoy your time with Hasnat;)
 

Bani Adam

Senator (1k+ posts)
...... He is a "nobody" compared to Diana in terms of popularity but may be successful career wise.... I will behave anyway I want ..... so no need for me to chase any celebrity....

what a freaking Loser; blaming everyone but himself. Judging me or calling me names neither solves your personal problems nor are they relevant to this thread - that's an easy Escape. When you can’t get what you want then ohhh it’s not for me….

btw. Di was always a “nobody” otherwise she wouldn’t have lived and died the way she did, so don’t distort the history (perhaps that's why confusion and distortion is pervasive in Escocia?). if popularity was the measure of success then all the Queen Bees and Prince Charmings like you would ‘ve been Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerbeg of the day!

So, don’t try to get my attention by keep replying with your imbecile envy. Prove your worth to the world before crying sour grapes here! Grow Up!! But perhaps it's hard for you to grow up when "The Firm" has promised you the reward for defending their interests here!
 
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Imranpak

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

what a freaking Loser; blaming everyone but himself. Judging me or calling me names neither solves your personal problems nor are they relevant to this thread - that's an easy Escape. When you can’t get what you want then ohhh it’s not for me….

btw. Di was always a “nobody” otherwise she wouldn’t have lived and died the way she did, so don’t distort the history (perhaps that's why confusion and distortion is pervasive in Escocia?). if popularity was the measure of success then all the Queen Bees and Prince Charmings like you would ‘ve been Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerbeg of the day!

So, don’t try to get my attention by keep replying with your imbecile envy. Prove your worth to the world before crying sour grapes here! Grow Up!! But perhaps it's hard for you to grow up when "The Firm" has promised you the reward for defending their interests here!

If you are gonna call people names like "sissy" then expect some back in return instead of crying like a baby! What confusion in Scotland are you talking about?? Scots like Sean Connery and Andy Murray are successful through their hard work, are you jealous?? I think you are getting confused as nowhere did I say that popularity makes a person successful nevertheless Diana was that albeit through marrying a Prince. The point is that your most beloved Hasnat should stop moaning about the movie, no one is forcing your lover to watch it!!

Your view that I am an agent proves how silly you are[hilar][hilar][hilar][hilar][hilar] I will continue to say whatever I want about your boyfriend Hasnat, you can't stop me! Now it was you who originally replied to my views on Hasnat not the other way round so I suggest you express your love for him elsewhere.
 

Bani Adam

Senator (1k+ posts)
.... Scots like Sean Connery and Andy Murray are successful through their hard work .... Your view that I am an agent proves how silly you are....

بابا اگر کسی نے لڑکی پٹا دی ہے تو تمہاری کیوں سلگ رہی ہیں . اگر اتنے پاٹے خان بنتے ہو اور ..... میں پانی ہے تو جاو تم بهی کوئی تیر مار کے دکهاو. یہاں خوامخواه کی بکواس نہ کرو

Voila, your achievements: Bigotry, Sectarianism, Slavery…. and still Enslaved….

So, keep going - the Firm will surely pay for your today’s labour here.

No doubt, a dog’s tail can never be straightened.
 

Imranpak

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
بابا اگر کسی نے لڑکی پٹا دی ہے تو تمہاری کیوں سلگ رہی ہیں . اگر اتنے پاٹے خان بنتے ہو اور ..... میں پانی ہے تو جاو تم بهی کوئی تیر مار کے دکهاو. یہاں خوامخواه کی بکواس نہ کرو

Voila, your achievements: Bigotry, Sectarianism, Slavery…. and still Enslaved….

So, keep going - the Firm will surely pay for your today’s labour here.

No doubt, a dog’s tail can never be straightened.

I am glad you have finally recognised yourself as being a dog hence your endless barking. At least I don't come from "Zeroland" wherever that may be!
 

Malik495

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Baqi to khair sab theek hay lakin in goron ne Movie men Dr hasnaat ka role aik chawal insaan ko dia hay jo kahin se bhi graceful nahi lagta:angry_smile:

 
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