Actor Sanjay Gagnani is a happy man as he will soon be getting engaged to the love of his life, Poonam Preet. The two have been together for six years and will be getting engaged during the Valentine’s Day week, on the 18th of February at Surat.

Talking about what he plans to wear on the special day, he says, “My stylist is working on it right now. Mostly it would be an Indo-western outfit which would be colour coordinated with my partner.”

Poonam also plans to wear an Indian ensemble. “I have not selected the dress as yet but I will prefer to wear an Indian lehenga choli, which is something light yet glamorous,” she says.

Although the two are getting engaged, they haven’t set a date to tie the knot just as yet. “There are no marriage plans as yet. We want to go with the flow. Our careers are our priority. We both want to invest a lot of our energies and time in our work before investing in our marriage,” he says.

Coming from the same professional background, Sanjay says that this makes it easy for him to understand Poonam’s work commitments and she to understand his. “It really helps. When there’s a lot of communication, the relationship becomes stronger. There’s always so much to talk about when you’re from the same industry. Exchanging viewpoints, helping each other, criticising, praising, discussing things about the industry etc., helps in understanding each other better in our lives,” he says.

Poonam, too, agrees with him. “When you are in the same profession, the level of understanding is often much higher. As we both are on the same career ship, there is no room for clarifications or explanations on things like overtime, extended shifts, or midnight emergencies.  And we all know that understanding is one of the most important keys to a successful relationship,” she says.

Ask them what they love about each other, and Sanjay promptly says, “Her innocence,” while Poonam says, “I love that he’s honest and always caring.”

At a time when marriages are breaking Poonam says she is not scared of this commitment. “I believe everybody’s destiny is different so these things don’t really bother me. I have faith in my relationship and I’m not at all marriage phobic. I have always dreamt of a fairytale wedding,” she says.

Sanjay admits to be a little hesitant initially, but is now confident. “I was marriage phobic until a month back when I decided to finally get engaged in February. It took me six years to overcome my marriage phobia. It was all because of the bitter experiences I had in life before Poonam came in my life and made me believe in love again,” he says.