This evening, Preity Zinta called up her friends in Bollywood and asked them to fly out to Los Angeles for her wedding.
The guy in question is Gene Goodenough, who is her American boyfriend since the past 18 months. Gene was spotted beside Preity in the IPL 2015.
"It's a five day affair in the US from February 12-16. It would be great if you can join me in my moment of happiness," she told our source, who does not wish to be named.
The industry is shocked, err, pleasantly surprised. "Preity has been thinking about tying the knot with Gene since quite some time. There were lot of rumours about their marriage happening last month and it seems that she chickened out then. All said and done, it mustn't have been an easy decision for her to take even now."
The Dil Se actress was in a steady relationship with Bombay Dyeing tycoon Ness Wadia from 2005 for at least four years. In 2008, they bought the Kings XI Punjab team of IPL together. The first seeds of friction between Ness and her were sown in 2009 when Ness reportedly slapped Preity in a party. Till then, everything had looked picture perfect except for a stray comment by Ness's mother Maureen Wadia, who said, "I don't care even if Ness gets married to a zebra." In June 2014, Preity filed a complaint accusing Ness of molestation, threat and abuse.
Come February 12, let's see if Preity indeed takes the plunge.