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2012 – The year of love marriages?

Quite a few real-life couples in Bollywood are all set to solemnize their long-term relationships this year.

Published: 02nd January 2012 12:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:07 PM   |  A+A-

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Saif and Kareena (PTI Photo)

2012 will witness Bollywood weddings of some celebrities who have been dating for a long time now. Those who have formally announced their marriage plans for this year include Saif Ali Khan- Kareena Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza; while some others have hinted at the same. Saif and Kareena, lovingly called ‘Saifeena’, have been dating for five years strong.

The couple has declared officially that they will tie the knot in the beginning of 2012, after the release of their film ‘Agent Vinod’.

Reportedly, the marriage is likely to take place between February-March. “Both Saif and I are waiting for ‘Agent Vinod’ to release. Once it releases we will announce the marriage,” Bebo confessed recently. The action-thriller film starring Saif and Kareena is likely to release in February.

41-year-old Saif has two children from his previous marriage and Kareena ended her three-year relationship with Shahid Kapoor, before she chose the Nawab of Pataudi.

While this is the tale of the candid couple Saifeena, Riteish, 32, and Genelia, 24, chose to be secretive about their eight-year-long relationship. Riteish and Genelia have been seeing each other since their Bollywood debut, ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ in 2003. Riteish, son of Congress minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, will seal their relationship with a wedding in February. “It’s an exciting new chapter in our lives and all your wishes and blessings make it even more beautiful and special for Riteish and me,” Genelia had written on Twitter after wishes started pouring in.

The couple, who has starred together in films like ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ and ‘Masti’, will be next seen in ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ which is expected to hit theatres this year.

Apart from the aforementioned weddings, word around is that John Abraham and Priya Marwah are getting hitched this year, and so are couples like Vidya Balan- Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan-Kunal Khemu and Dia Mirza-Sahil Sangha.

Since his split with his girlfriend of eight years, Bipasha Basu, John has constantly been linked to investment banker Priya. Though the 38-year-old has not confirmed the relationship, their regular outings have grabbed eyeballs. Recently, John said, “It is my wish to get married soon. I would love to settle down in life. It is human nature. There was a time when I did not want to settle down, but today, I want to.”

Vidya Balan, who is riding high on the success of ‘The Dirty Picture’ met UTV CEO, Siddharth Roy Kapur on the sets of ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and soon romance blossomed. Few cozy pictures from the beaches of Goa, public appearances at events have led one to believe about some SRK (Siddharth Roy Kapoor) in Vidya’s life. Reportedly, the marriage will happen in June.

Moving further, actress Dia Mirza has confirmed her relationship with Sahil Sangha, business partner and director of her first home production, ‘Love Breakups Zindagi’. There are reports that the couple might get married soon. “I would love to marry. I am blessed that I have found a person who I can trust and depend on. When the time is right we would get married. The intention of our relationship is marriage, but when are we marrying has not been finalized,”

Dia had said.

About her love-story, Dia revealed, “I have known Sahil for a while now. It was connection at first sight — the important thing is to find that connection — where you can meet mentally and have similar values.”

Post Saif and Kareena wedding bells will be sister Soha Ali Khan’s turn. She has been dating actor Kunal Khemu for a long time now and is likely to tie the knot this year as well.

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