Bollywood filmmaker Hansal Mehta shared the heartbreaking news on social media about the death of his father-in-law and veteran actor Yusuf Hussain. The Scam 1992 director wrote an emotional tribute to the late Dil Chahta Hai actor and wrote, “I had completed 2 schedules of Shahid. And we were stuck. I was troubled. A non-existent career as a filmmaker was almost finished completely. He just came up to me and said I have a fixed deposit and it is of no use to me if you are so troubled. He wrote a cheque. Shahid was completed. That was Yusuf Husain. Not my father-in-law but a father. He was life - if life itself had to have a physical form. Today he is gone. To remind all those women in heaven that they are ‘Duniya ki sabse khubsurat ladki’ and all the men that they are ‘Haseen naujwaan’. And then to end with a booming ‘love you love you love you’. Yusuf Saab, I owe this new life to you. I am truly orphaned today. Life will never be the same. I will miss you terribly. My Urdu will remain broken. And yes - love you love you love you!”


Celebs like Abhishek Bachchan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Pratik Gandhi, Manoj Bajpayee and others offered their condolences to actor Yusuf. The latter has been part of many Bollywood movies including Vivah’, ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, Kuch Naa Kaho, Raaz and many more. Hansal Mehta is married to Yusuf’s daughter Safeena Husain.