Nine years and millions of speculations later, the Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza love story is all set to find its ‘happily ever after’ ending. The actors who met during their debut film Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003 will tie the knot in February 2012. According to sources, the date has been set for February 4.
Divulging the wedding plans, a friend of the actors said, “We’ve been told to keep ourselves free from the third to the fifth of February. The wedding has been finalised for the fourth. They have decided the venue as well. Hyatt Regency has been booked. The families have decided to keep it a very low-key affair. So only close family and friends will be invited.”
The guest list to this low key wedding will include Genelia’s friends from Bollywood and the south Indian film industry. “She will invite her Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na co-star Imran Khan and the director Abbas Tyrewala. Her latest Telugu co-star Rana Daggubatti will also be on the guest list,” revealed a source, adding, “Riteish’s guests will include the Bachchans, Karan Johar, Boman Irani, Sajid Khan and Ram Gopal Varma.”
According to the source, unlike the buzz in the industry, Genelia would continue with her Bollywood career even after the marriage.
“Riteish’s parents have no objection to her working in films,” informed the source.
Riteish and Genelia, who had always maintained that they are ‘just friends’ and managed to keep their romance under wraps went public earlier this year by gracing a media event together.
Interestingly, Riteish and Genelia starrer Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, which is currently on the floors, has been scheduled to release in the same week as their wedding.
The filmmakers of Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya are probably looking at pulling a Mani Ratnam, who released his film Guru soon after the Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai engagement was announced.