TV stars Gurmeet Choudhry and Debina Bonnerjee kept things simple for their wedding, just like they had for the sangeet before. The couple finally took the plunge with a registered marriage on February 15. It was just family, very close friends and the registrar of marriages, after which the couple got celebrating at their home.
“We are so very happy. Seven year of togetherness culminating into lifelong commitment. It’s been a beautiful journey and will be even more beautiful more,” Gurmeet said.
Gurmeet’s parents – Anmol and Major S R Chaudhary – and Debina’s parents – Ashok and Sabree Bonnerjee – and their childhood friends wished the couple happiness.
The couple, who played Ram and Sita in the mythological serial ‘Ramayan’, had decided to get married in 2009. They first met each other in 2004 at a Mr & Mrs Bollywood event. and were also seen together on NDTV Imagine’s reality show ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’.
Gurmeet had said while shooting for ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ that looking at Debina handling house chores as well as managing a child with ease, encouraged him to take their relationship to the next level.
"We have been seeing each for more than four years. After being on the show for a month, we know how our future would be. We got more time with each other, learnt that managing a house and raising children has to be a two-way effort. And looking at Debina doing it so well, I felt even more for her," said Gurmeet.
Within the second week of the show itself, Gurmeet popped the question to Debina in true Bollywood style. He went down on one knee, presented her with a ring and asked her to marry him.
Debina, who was left "shocked", gracefully accepted his proposal.
"I had never seen anyone going down on his knees and proposing to a girl – it was always confined to TV and films. But when Guru (Gurmeet) did this, I stood still for a few minutes.
"Whenever we used to visit a good restaurant, I used to tell him that this is how you must propose to me and everyone should look at us, etc. But I always thought he doesn’t take my suggestions seriously. When he actually went down on his knees on a national platform, I understood that he had been taking it seriously and that was the element of surprise for me," said Debina.(IANS)