Abhay Deol and girlfriend Preeti Desai are reportedly ready to take their relationship to the next level; they plan to get engaged later this month or early June.
A source told TOI:
"Preeti and Abhay are with each other around the clock, despite having separate addresses. There has been a death in the family (Dharmendra's elder sister passed away) and that's why they are not rushing their engagement. When the family overcomes the sorrow, Abhay and Preeti will exchange rings, maybe later this month or in June."
Preeti, Miss Great Britain 2006, was born and brought up in the UK. She moved to Mumbai in 2008 for some modeling assignments.
Abhay, 35, and Preeti first met at the success party of Dev D in February 2009 and it was love at first sight.
In mid 2009, Abhay went to the US for a few months; during his absence from the country, there were reports of strains in his relationship with Preeti. Things became better after Abhay returned to India later in the year.
Starting 2010 the pair was often seen together at Awards and red carpet events.
In September, there were reports of Abhay and Preeti living together in his Juhu flat.
Preeti visited Abhay in Spain during the filming of Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Preeti made her Bollywood debut with Ekta Kapoor production Shor In The City that released on April 28.
Abhay is currently busy with promotions of Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, due for release on July 15.