The season of weddings and betrothals seem to continue in tinseltown. The latest to put a ring on it is actress Niharika Konidela, who got engaged to JV Chaitanya on Thursday evening. The cosy event held at a star hotel in the city was attended by just immediate family members.

Speaking to Hyderabad Times, Prabhakar Rao, the groom’s father, said that they had limited the guest list to immediate family due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We decided to have a low-key engagement ceremony keeping the current situation in mind. Apart from immediate family members, we did not invite anybody else. It was a small yet beautiful ceremony,” shared Rao, who is also the Inspector General of Police in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Right from Thursday morning, Niharika’s Jubilee Hills residence was buzzing with activity, with relatives coming in to make all the necessary arrangements ahead of the engagement ceremony. Niharika’s uncle Allu Aravind was among those spotted at her residence on Thursday morning. Speaking to Hyderabad Times, Niharika said, “There’s a lot going on here and I’m extremely busy at the moment, so can’t really talk right now. I’d like to thank everyone for their wishes.”

The actress had taken to her social media page in June to announce that she was set to get engaged to JV Chaitanya. A techie from Guntur, Chaitanya is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and the Indian School of Business (ISB) and works as a Business Strategist at a leading MNC in the city.

The couple are slated to tie the knot early next year. “We are thinking of having the wedding sometime in February or March next year. However, the muhurtham is not fixed yet and once that is finalised, we will announce the date,” Prabhakar Rao added.

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