Recently, Karan Johar, the host of Koffee With Karan, became father of twins through surrogacy. Now, the telly town's favourite couple Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee have become proud parents. The couple has adopted two girls from Gurmeet's hometown in Bihar - Jarampur.
According to Mumbai Mirror report, the couple met the girls three years ago in 2014, when they had been to Jarampur to attend a family wedding. Gurmeet's mother who is close to the girls (and lives in vicinity) got to know that the children had to work as domestic help to attain a livelihood. It is then Gurmeet discussed with Debina, who agreed to give home to the kids! Read on to know more...
Gurmeet was quoted by the leading daily as saying "After hearing about their plight from my mother I discussed them with my wife. Debina agreed with me that it was time to give the kids a home, a deserving education and my last name."
The actor further added, "All the paperwork is done. We will be going to Jarampur for the final signatures after Holi. It is a two-day process."
It's Official Now Says Gurmeet!
"Everybody, including my parents, keeps asking me when I'm planning a baby. Well, it's official now, I'm bringing home two daughters and we couldn't be more excited."
Are The Girls Moving With Debina & Gurmeet?
The girls will not be moving Debina and Gurmeet right away. Gurmeet had taken advice from his friends, family and counsellors, who advised them not to shift the girls immediately as it will be difficult for them to adapt to the bustling and fast-paced city.
Gurmeet Shares His Experience
He added, "I remember when I moved to Mumbai 13 years ago, life was a struggle for me till Ramayan came along in 2008 and I found my real life Sita in Debina."
When The Kids Will Shift With Gurmeet & Debina?
Apparently, his daughters will first move to Patna and will be enrolled to the school. Gurmeet said, "After one academic year, they will shift in with us in our Andheri home by 2018."
He further added, "My brother and his family live in Patna and they will be around to see that they are well cared for. Debina and I will travel to Patna three-four times in the year and stay there through their summer vacation too."
When asked how the girls reacted to a new daddy and mummy, Gurmeet said that Pooja is (six-years-old) too young to to understand what is happening. He and Debina have discussed the adoption process with Lata (nine-years-old) and have her consent on everything.
Gurmeet added that even after the girls move to Mumbai, they will continue to visit Jarampur during holidays and keep in touch with their relatives.
The couple tied the knot in February 2011. They love kids and are planning to have kids of their own. He further added that their kids will be siblings for Pooja and Lata and all 'Choudharys' will happily live together under one roof!