Actor Ali Fazal and British model Sapna Pabbi had given auditions for roles in Homeland, as per earlier reports.

A source close to Fazal said that the Bobby Jasoos fame could not take up the role in the series due to his prior commitments.

The former print model was surprised after she received a call from the Homeland unit, according to sources close to the actress.

The source said, “It’s a big deal for her.” Reasonably, the actress is thrilled to bits about the project.

Nimrat on Friday had expressed her delight after bagging a role in the fourth season of Homeland through social networking website – Twitter.

“Pretty fun for someone who watched the pilot after the screen test! Season 4 Homeland, it is,” Nimrat wrote on her twitter account.

“I was thrilled, my friends and family went crazy when they got to know that I have been selected for Homeland. But since I am not into TV shows, my first reaction was that I needed to watch it. I started shooting from July 24 and I will be shooting for it on and off till November,” Nimrat said.

Desperate Housewives fame Mark Moses and Pakistani-born British actor Art Malik would also accompany Nimrat in the drama series.

Nimrat’s role is of a high-level ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) operative, according to sources. The shooting for the fourth addition of Homeland is currently taking place in South Africa, sources claim.

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