Bollywood funnyman Ritesh Deshmukh has announced he is to wed long-term love Genelia D’Souza 3rd February.
The film duo first met on the set of ‘Masti’ in 2004 and has bucked a Bollywood-wide trend by shunning the limelight and avoiding being splashed over the tabloids; although they did choose to declare their love for each other publicly via social networking site Twitter last year.
Deshmukh – son of the Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh – said the wedding will be held at the plush new Grand Hyatt in Santa Cruz, Mumbai. The nuptials will be preceded by a pre-wedding party on 24th January, hosted by producer Sajid Nadiadwala and actor Fardeen Khan whilst the traditional Sangeet will take place 31st January at Bandra in Mumbai.
The actor is one of the most popular figures in Bollywood and that will certainly be reflected in the guest list for the wedding with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan in attendance.
Ritesh and Genelia’s next release – ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ – is released 24th February giving the newlyweds plenty of time to celebrate their union in an exotic location with plenty of white sandy beaches and turquoise seas.
– Poonam Joshi