Mumbai: The New Year, it seems, will be of filmy weddings as quite a few real life couples in Bollywood are all set to solemnise their relationships in 2012.
The year 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 next year include Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh-Genelia D`Souza; others have hinted at it.
Saif and Kareena, lovingly called `Saifeena`, have been dating for five years strong. The couple have 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 next year.
"Both Saif and me are waiting for `Agent Vinod` to release. Once it releases we will announce the marriage," Kareena had said 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.
Riteish, 32, and Genelia, 24, chose to be secretive about their eight-year-long relationship. They 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 2012.
"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 for the couple.
The couple, who have 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 next year.
Apart from these two weddings, there is a buzz about John Abraham-Priya Marwah getting hitched next year, and so is about couples like Vidya Balan-Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan-Kunal Khemu, 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.
In a recent interview, 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 cosy 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 next year.
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 next year.
"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 finalised," Dia has said.
About her love-story, Dia said, "I know Sahil for a while. It was connection at first sight... the important thing is to find that connection... where you can meet mentally and have similar values."
After the marriage of Saif and Kareena, sister Soha Ali Khan, who has been dating actor Kunal Khemu for a long time now, is likely to tie the knot in 2012.
Another couple, Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra, were supposed to get married but have reportedly postponed their wedding to next year. Randeep has previously dated Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen.