Genelia D’souza and Riteish Deshmukh, who have been recently shooting together for Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya are actually engaged. They got engaged a forthnight ago in a secret ceremony in Riteish Deshmukh’s father Vilasrao Deshmukh’s house. A source says, “They have been planning a wedding for a while now, and families of both stars thought that an official engagement would only be appropriate.”The two have been dating for almost eight years now, but have never spoken about it. They have not just done films together, but have also made countless appearances at parties, award functions and on red carpets.”
Riteish was sure he wanted to marry Genelia but the family was not too keen. The source says, “They wanted him to get married to a girl from their community and so it took some time for him to convince them otherwise.”Genelia and Riteish apparently went for a low key affair and did not invite any of their friends in Bollywood. Only a few family members and very close friends of the couple were present at the engagement.
A source revealed that though Genelia and Riteish have been dating each other for over seven years, they avoided talking about their relationship in public. However, they have made several public appearances at parties, award functions and on red carpets apart from doing several films together.
As per source, Riteish was always sure that he wanted to marry Genelia. However, it took him a while to convince his family who wanted him to get married to a girl from their community.