Mumbai, Oct 21: Dharmendra and Hema Malini's daughter Esha Deol is trying to make a comeback in Bollywood with her film Tell Me O Khuda ready for release next week, but the news doing the rounds is about her reported engagement to a Bandra businessman Bharat Takhtani, says a Mumbai Mirror report.
The report quoted a "mutual friend" as saying: “Esha and Bharat are engaged. They have been in a serious relationship for a very long time. They will talk about it only after Esha's film Tell Me O Khuda releases.”
“They are very much in love. They were seen painting the town red. They looked cozy and very comfortable in each other's company,” added the mutual friend.
Earlier, Esha was reportedly seen having a good time with Bharat and a bunch of friends at a suburban nightclub. However, at that time, Esha had denied knowing Bharat.
Interestingly, during an interview when Esha was asked about a special someone in her life, she quipped, “I have to be diplomatic and use the perfect statement that all actresses use - No Comment!”
When asked about Bharat, this time around, Esha used the much abused Bollywood answer - ‘We are just good friends'.
“Bharat and I have known each other since forever. He is also friends with Ahana. We hang out every other day,” added the actress. Esha, however, denied any engagement rumours.
“My engagement would be a grand affair. Why would I want to hide it from the world? It will be a proud moment for me. There is no ring on my finger,” she said.
Esha has always maintained that she wouldn't go for an arranged marriage but fall in love instead. She has also said that her parents' approval is of utmost importance to her. The report said, Hema Malini was not really happy about her relationship with actor Aftab Shivdasani, which didn't last too long.