News|December 4, 2010 4:42 pm

Sammir Dattani & Ritika Engaged

The actor, Sammir Dattani, has officially announced his engagement with his long-time girl-friend, Ritika Jolly on December 19 in Mumbai.

Both families had been planning the engagement for a while and decided they would settle on a date before the year-end. A source says,

“It’s going to be a private event. The invitees will strictly be family and very close friends.  Both families don’t want to make it a grand affair. The engagement will have the traditional exchange of rings and also an informal brunch. The wedding will be on a much bigger scale.”

Ritika and Sammir started off as friends and soon realized they were in love. She is an aspiring writer with a corporate background. The source adds,

“Dattani wants to complete all his pending South and B-Town projects before the engagement.”

Sammir wants news of the engagement to remain private,

“It’s a very small ceremony with family and close friends. I wish to keep it like that”.

Earlier when asked about is relationship with Ritika, Sammir had said,

“It was a mutual feeling. We both started off as friends and in time, realised we were more than just that. Then she went away for a while, and we got back only to realise that what we have is love.”