Filmmaker Hansal Mehta and social worker Safeena Husain tied the knot on May 25 after 17 years of relationship. They married at an intimate ceremony in San Francisco, California, United States. It was a simple and fun celebration, as visible in the pictures shared by Mehta on Instagram, along with an emotional note.
Mehta is known for making shows like Scam 1992, while Husain is a social worker and founder of the Non-Profit Organisation named Educate Girls based out of Mumbai. Mehta shared a couple of pictures where he is seen wearing a t-shirt and a beige coloured coat while Husain is wearing a pink kurta with embroidered dupatta.
Mehta wrote, “So after 17 years, two children, watching our sons growing up and chasing our respective dreams we decided to get hitched. As always in life, this was also impromptu and unplanned. Our vows, however, were truthful and but for this little ceremony, they would never have been said. Ultimately love prevails over all else. And it has…”
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He shared a couple more pictures on Instagram stories, where he captioned them as “hitched. finally” and “Modern Love.” Mehta has recently released an episode called Baai in Modern Love Mumbai, which is an anthology based on the original show Modern Love.
This life update by the filmmaker was applauded by his fans and actors with whom he has worked in the past. Rajkummar Rao, who has worked with him in Shahid, Omerta and Citylights congratulated the couple and wrote, “Congratulations my fav couple. You guys complete each other. I love you both.” While a fan wrote that his love story can be made into a film and asked if there is any idea on what his next web series is going to be about.
Pratik Gandhi who played the protagonist for his show Scam 1992 wrote, “This is lovely. Well, it’s inspiring and pressurising too. @bhaminioza is already giving me heard looks (laughing emoji).”
Husain is the founder and board member of Educate Girls, which focuses on empowering communities for girls’ education in villages. Under her leadership, the organisation claims to have enrolled more than 950,000 girls to date.