After the recent news of Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar announcing his news of gathering twins through surrogacy, reports have it that TV actors and real life husband and wife Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee will be adopting two little girls from Bihar.
As Pune Mirror reports, the couple attended an event in Choudhary’s home town Jarampur where the two girls Lata, 9 and Pooja, 6 also attended in 2014. With the actor’s parents still living there, they knew Pooja whose parents had passed away, and was living with her cousin Lata and uncle rather well. However, last year the parents got to know that Lata’s father passed away and the girls had to be shifted to a distant relatives house.
Upon talking about the girls with their son about supporting the girls the best way they could, Choudhary eventually decided to bring the girls up himself, after realising that only supporting them financially wouldn’t give them the best start. “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 stated.
With everything going to plan, it won’t be long before Choudhary will have the official title of father to add. “All the paperwork is done. We will be going to Jarampur for the final signatures after Holi. It is a two-day process. Everybody, including my parents, keep 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,” he expressed.
News has it that the girls won’t be moving to Mumbai immediately. Due to the city being so different to what they are used to, both Choudhary and Bonnerjee have been advised to have the girls come half way, where they can get used to city life without the chaos for a while, as it could be a major culture shock for them. Talking about this the actor explained, “After one academic year, they will shift in with us in our Andheri home by 2018. 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.”
Talking about extending his family, Choudhary went on to add that he and his wife still want to have more children, as he said, “The general belief is that you only adopt if you can’t have children of your own. That’s not true at all. Both Debina and I love kids and plan to have a couple of our own in the future. And when they come along they will be siblings for Pooja and Lata and all the Choudhary’s will happily live together under one roof.”