Bollywood has a new couple - Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza.
According to The Times of India, the two actors, rumoured to be in a relationship, have taken their affection a bit further.
For the first time, the couple who have never admitted to being more than just co-actors, decided to throw caution to the wind at a recent awards function in Toronto.
What's more, some industry insiders even predict a 2012 wedding.
At the function, in full public display, the couple made it amply clear that they were in a long and steady relationship.
The ToI quoted an eyewitness as saying, "The usually shy and reticent Riteish and Genelia were open about their relationship. Their feelings for each other couldn't have been made clearer. They were walking hand in hand almost throughout the function."
“In fact, they have always made a very conscious effort to sit apart. But this time, their love was out there for everyone to see. Riteish sat with Genelia and her mother. He was very comfortable with the elderly lady as well. Obviously, Genelia's mother has blessed the couple," said the source.
Now that Riteish and Genelia have gone public with their shared affection, the industry is buzzing with speculations of their marriage. In fact, industry insiders even predict wedding bells in 2012. "Riteish and Genelia have come closer over the years.