Actress Swara Bhasker has announced her marriage to activist Fahad Zirar Ahmad with a video on social media.
“Sometimes you search far and wide for something that was right next to you all along. We were looking for love, but we found friendship first. And then we found each other! Welcome to my heart Fahad Zirar Ahmad. It’s chaotic but it’s yours!” Bhasker posted.
Images posted on Instagram showed the newlyweds walking hand in hand, twinning in maroon silk. The 34-year-old actor shared a montage of photos and video clips that captured her love story, playing out against the backdrop of anti-citizenship law protests in Delhi where she met Fahad Ahmad, whose bio describes him as the president of a youth wing of the Samajwadi Party.
Beginning with a short introduction of the couple, the video covered all the cutesy moments from the duo’s love life including how they first met during a protest, then became pet parents and finally took their relationship to the next level by tying the knot in a court marriage on Thursday.
“Asking questions to my government is my most patriotic act,” says Fahad Ahmad, introduced as a political activist. Swara Bhasker describes herself as “actor, Twitter pest”.
The two met on the stage during a protest in January 2020 against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), widely criticised as a discriminatory law that makes religion a factor for nationality and seeks to fast-track citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants who came to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan before 2015.
The meeting video is followed by snapshots of relationship milestones like their “First Selfie” and the “cat that brought us together”.
The couple submitted their court papers on January 6. Clips of the court wedding and family photos fade into the caption: “Towards Forever”.
Ahmad shared the post and wrote: “I never knew chaos can be so beautiful. Thank you for holding my hand love.” The actress‘ timeline was flooded with congratulatory messages.
Last month, Bhaskar had hinted at her relationship with an Insta post in which the man’s face was not visible. The post was captioned, “This could be love...”, inspired by a song from the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing.
Bollywood stars Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutt were present at the duo’s engagement lunch party. Shutterbugs spotted Bhaskar’s best friend and Veere Di Wedding co-star, Kapoor, wearing a white kurta paired with matching palazzo pants. She teamed her look with a royal Banarasi dupatta, dainty statement earrings and dewy make-up, including kohl-rimmed eyes and glossy lips.
The spokesperson for Swara Bhasker and Fahad Ahmad confirmed that the couple has indeed registered their marriage on February 16, 2023 in an intimate ceremony with close friends and family. The wedding celebrations will start next month in Delhi.