Director Hansal Mehta with longtime partner, social worker Safeena Husain, at their wedding
Director Hansal Mehta with longtime partner, social worker Safeena Husain, at their wedding Image Credit: instagram.com/hansalmehta/

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta married his longtime partner of 17 years, social worker Safeena Husain, in an impromptu ceremony.

On Wednesday, the director took to his Instagram handle and shared a series of pictures of the ceremony, in which the newlywed couple can be seen signing the wedding documents and hugging each other.

The wedding took place at Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, California, in the presence of family and friends.

“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 to be truthful but for this little ceremony they would never have been stated. Ultimately love prevails over all else. And it has...,” posted Mehta online with a series of images.

For the wedding, Mehta wore a casual tee and denims with a beige-brown blazer, whereas Husain donned a soft pink salwar-kurta and paired it with an embroidered dupatta.

Congratulatory wishes poured in from filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj, Anubhav Sinha, actors Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, Ayushmann Khurrana and Nimisha Sajayan, and chef Ranveer Brar, and his followers.

Actor Pratik Gandhi posted a light comment in response, adding: “This is lovely Well it’s inspiring and pressurising too. @bhaminioza is already giving me hard looks.”

Rao, who has worked with Hansal in ‘Shahid’, ‘Omerta’ and ‘Citylights’, congratulated the couple and wrote, “Congratulations my fav couple. You guys complete each other. I love you both.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, the filmmaker is currently working on many projects at the same time after the success of ‘Scam 1993: The Harshad Mehta Story’. He revealed on Tuesday that the lead part in ‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’ had been cast. He is also working on ‘Scoop’, a Netflix original series, and ‘Captain India’, a feature film starring Kartik Aaryan.

He also directed the action movie ‘Faraaz’ with his son Jai Mehta and is working on a film with Kareena Kapoor. Husain is a social worker and the founder of the Educate Girls non-profit. She is the late actor Yusuf Hussain’s daughter.