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Lara Dutta Confirms Engagement With Mahesh Bhupathi

Bollywood actor Lara Dutta has confirmed her engagement with longtime friend tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi. Mahesh offered to marry Lara during the US Open, reports Hindustan Times. "He did it over a candlelit dinner and took
PTI September 19, 2010 12:37 IST
PTI
Bollywood actor Lara Dutta has confirmed her engagement with longtime friend tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi. Mahesh offered to marry Lara during the US Open, reports Hindustan Times.
 
"He did it over a candlelit dinner and took me completely by surprise. I couldn't believe that he had picked the stone and designed the ring all by himself", says Lara flashing her diamond.
 
"When I was asked if I was single, I said 'no', but beyond that I refused  to divulge details about my personal life. I've always said that I'd speak about my realtionship only when I knew where it was headed. mahesh was going through a divorce and he needed space to sort things out and not a complicated 'khichdi'", said Lara.
 
Even when Mahesh's ex-wife Svetha Jaishankar  told media that Lara was responsible for the end of her marriage, the actor maintained a dignified silence.
 
Lara says, "I met Mahesh a year after he had separated from his ex-wife. So I was not involved or responsible for their break-up. Once we started seeing each other, I knew instinctively that he was my Mr Right. But we waited, gave ourselves time to see if things would work out right and announce it properly."
 
Asked when the offer came up, Lara disclosed: "I was shooting for Housefull in London, Mahesh was training non-stop. We hadn't seen each other in six weeks. When we finally met, I knew we both were in trouble."
 
Asked when's the marriage, Lara said; "Not this year. Both of us are too busy. After the Davis Cup, Mahesh has the Commonwealth Games coming up....Our families are excited. We love each other ad our three dogs. Life's Beautiful".