Weeks after calling him ‘brother’, actor-activist Swara Bhasker marries Samajwadi Party youth wing leader Fahad Ahmad
It was a match made in protests – and solemnised at the registrar of marriage – as Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker, more famous for her left-leaning anti-government stance, got married to the political activist Fahad Ahmad.
Ahmad is the Maharashtra state president of the Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, the Samajwadi Party’s youth wing.
Bhasker took to Twitter to announce the news on Thursday, February 16. But soon after the announcement, Bhasker found herself in a tight spot as some eagle-eyed Twitterati quickly pointed out a quirky tweet that she posted on February 2.
In the tweet, Bhasker jokingly addressed Fahad as ‘bhai (brother)’, ‘miyan (husband)’ and ‘dost (friend)’.
“Happy Birthday Fahad Mian! May the brother’s confidence remain intact. Be happy, be prosperous. You are getting older, get married now! Have a great birthday & a fantastic year friend!” she tweeted.
जन्मदिन मुबारक फ़हाद मियाँ! भाई का कॉन्फ़िडेंस बरकरार रहे 🙂 @FahadZirarAhmad
खुश रहो, आबाद रहो.. उम्र हो रही है अब शादी कर लो! 🤣🤣🤓🤓💛💛
Have a great birthday & a fantastic year dost! ✨ pic.twitter.com/3Rzak1MuQB
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 2, 2023
It soon led to a meme fest online with Twitterati leaving no stone unturned to target the outspoken actress.
“Many many congratulations ‘brother’ on your wedding.” “Bhai?” questioned another one. One more also added, “Bhai se hi shaadi krli tumne (Did you just marry your brother)?” a user commented.
भइया से सइयां तक का सफर। 😷 https://t.co/HrSQ9Wkj9n
— Sushant Kumar Rai (@Skraivns) February 16, 2023
भाई-बहन से बेगम-शौहर तक का सफ़र मुबारक हो सूरा दीदी को 😉 pic.twitter.com/lZYdXj5uDc
— T𝘄𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 Q𝘂𝗲𝗲𝐧 (@Leo_Knock) February 16, 2023
Many many congratulations @ReallySwara for your first marriage.
Many have doubts please clarify, will your children call you ammi-jaan or fua-jaan? pic.twitter.com/wLn9cH4ra1
— N0bert EIekes – Nobu (@N0rbertElekes) February 16, 2023
Swara Bhasker's journey from "brother" to "husband" for Fahad Ahmad turns out to be faster than a 2-minute Maggi ad…🥴🤣🤣#SwaraBhasker
— N______Pandey (@nitesh___007) February 16, 2023
Question asked in UPSC :
Swara Bhasker pointed toward a Muslim guy and said he is my brother Fahad miyan, now tell how Swara is related to Farhad ? pic.twitter.com/Etk1mwIOoZ
— Paapsee Tannu (@iamparodyyy) February 16, 2023
Swara bhasker is a very kind human being. She was worried that Fahad is getting old and he should marry quickly but after multiple attempts when Fahad was not able to find a girl.Swara bhasker came as a messiah and married to fahad.
A true inspirational story of brother n sister
— CFM (@CarefreeMunda) February 16, 2023
Meanwhile, Bhasker, who met Ahmad during a rally in New Delhi in 2020, informed that their wedding was filed with the court on January 6 under the special marriage act.
“Sometimes you search far & 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 Ahmed. It’s chaotic, but it’s yours!” Bhasker tweeted.
Sometimes you search far & 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 @FahadZirarAhmad It’s chaotic but it’s yours! ♥️✨🧿 pic.twitter.com/GHh26GODbm
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 16, 2023
In response, Ahmad tweeted, “I never knew chaos can be so beautiful. Thank you for holding my hand love.”
I never knew chaos can be so beautiful ❤️
— Fahad Ahmad (@FahadZirarAhmad) February 16, 2023
In a tweet posted on February 2, 2023, Bhasker asked Ahmed to get married on his birthday. “Happy Birthday Fahad Mian! May the brother’s confidence remain intact. Be happy, be prosperous. You are getting older, get married now! Have a great birthday & a fantastic year friend!” she tweeted.
Before joining SP in 2022, Ahmad was the general secretary of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The 31-year-old also holds a bachelor’s degree from Aligarh Muslim University.
Bhasker was earlier in a relationship with writer Himanshu Sharma. They met during the shooting of Raanjhanaa. However, they parted ways in 2019.
Bhasker won accolades for movies like Nil Battey Sannata, Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhanaa, Veere Di Wedding and Anarkali of Aarah. She was last seen in Jahan Chaar Yaar, a film about friendship.
While there is no doubt about Bhasker’s acting skills, it was her controversial stands and remarks on various socio-political issues that hogged the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Bhasker has been a vocal critic of the centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and has attended protests against it. In a recent interview, she said that ‘speaking up’ for people and values has cost her severely in her career and that she sometimes struggles even to pay her EMIs on time.
Following the interview, Bhasker was seen participating in former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.