Preity gets hitched

NEW DELHI: With veteran Indian actor Kabir Bedi congratulating Preity Zinta on her marriage, social media was abuzz with reports that the Bollywood actress has already said “I do” to her American beau Gene Goodenough in a hush-hush ceremony in Los Angeles.

The virtual world had a flood of speculations that the Kal Ho Naa Ho star had exchanged wedding vows with Goodenough on February 29. There is also news that Zinta’s close friends — fashion designer and stylist Surily Goel and Sussanne Khan — were part of the secret ceremony.

Khan, the estranged wife of Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, also shared a photograph with Surily on Instagram, and captioned it as: “Calif Sunday with my @surilydpgoel Sunshine and a vintage car. #cityofangels #LA #dreamcatcher.” However, there was no direct mention of Zinta’s wedding. Sending the twitterati into a tizzy, Bedi tweeted, “Huge congrats my friend @realpreityzinta on your marriage to Gene in Los Angeles, City of Angels. Blessings!” A user posted, “Finally #PreityZinta married a Goodenough Gene!”, while another shared, “Actress Preity Zinta gets married to Gene Goodenough — so will she now have the epic name Preity Goodenough?”.Now, an official statement from the actress is awaited, while rumours still continue that her nuptials will take place in April.