New Delhi: Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza will marry early next year.
As word spread in Bollywood and industry colleagues and fans wished them, Genelia posted: “Thanks so much for ur overwhelming response. It’s a exciting new chapter in our lives and all ur wishes and blessings make it even more beautiful and special for Riteish and me.”
Earlier this week the couple acknowledged their very private courtship of eight years.
Riteish and Genelia met on the sets of their first film, Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, but fell in love gradually.
They worked together as part of an ensemble cast in the 2004 comedy film, Masti.
Post Masti, the actors were not seen together in any film. Genelia shifted her focus to movies in the South, particularly Tamil and Telugu films.
Riteish continued to stay focused on Bollywood, appearing in films like Heyy Baby andHousefull.
Genelia’s returned to Bollywood in 2008, but nothing worked until her breakthrough performance in 2008 in the blockbuster Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.
Next year Riteish will be seen in Housefull 2 and Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum while Genelia will be seen in
Telugu film Naa Ishtam and Hindi film Rock The Shaadi.
Genelia and Riteish will be seen together after seven years, this time in lead roles, in Tere Naal Love Hogaya, a romantic film.
A wedding and a film together as lead actors after 7 years – for this actor couple 2012 will begin on a high.
With Saif-Kareena firming their wedding plans too, 2012 has rocking star shaadis in store.