Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh got engaged to Mumbai-based Rukmini Sahay in a private ceremony in Mumbai on Thursday.
The actor says that even though it was an arranged match, he fell in love with her at first sight.
“In an arranged thing, the courtship can’t be too long. We met during Ganesh Chaturthi and instantly clicked. I never met girls for marriage. She was the first girl I met and I decided I wanted to marry her. We met for a month after that and we didn’t have any dates after Dussehra so we decided to get engaged as soon as possible. The wedding will be early next year after we sit down and finalise the date,” says the 34-year-old actor.
Rukmini who works in the aviation industry too clicked with Neil and his family instantly.
What is surprising is though she lives very close to his Andheri house they have never crossed paths.
“My father has taken control of everything to do with the wedding and is over the moon. My mother is ecstatic too and can’t wait to welcome her home. Rukmini and I share the same values. Her simplicity is the most attractive quality about her.”
Within a month of meeting, Rukmini and Neil had made up their minds. “Things have happened so quickly that it hasn’t yet sunk in that I am engaged to be married. I was a little nervous yesterday but it is definitely time. Marriage is a beautiful thing and I can’t wait.”
The actor has just recently moved into his new apartment in Andheri that he has entirely designed. “We will be moving into a new family home. I want to stay with my parents even after I get married,” he says.
The couple got engaged at a Juhu hotel in Mumbai. – CINEWS