By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
Bollywood actor, Govinda has an amazing acting career. He was the undisputed hero of the '90s. However, it won't have been possible without the blessings of the women in his life, and his late mother, Nirmala Devi and his wife, Sunita Ahuja, played an important role in it. Govinda always respected the women in his life, and always sought their approval in the important decisions of his life.
Everyone used to drool over Govinda's good looks, and female fans were in love with him, but the actor was happily married to his childhood sweetheart, Sunita Ahuja. The duo had tied the knot on March 11, 1987, and still shares a beautiful relationship.
Recently, we stumbled upon Govinda and Sunita's old interview with Simmi Grewal for her show, Rendezvous With Simi Garewal. During one of the segments, Govinda got emotional, reminiscing a date night with Sunita at Taj. The actor revealed that it was an emotional moment for him as he was rejected for the job of steward at the same hotel.
Sunita revealed that during their date, she asked him to drink. After which, Govinda called his mother to seek permission for it. Govinda revealed:
"And I rang mummy, ‘Mummy, piyu ki nahi piyu (mom, should I drink or not)’. Mom said, 'ajha tum pioge? Aadat to bahut buri hai. Tumhe enjoy karna hai, tum enjoy karo. (Oh, you will drink? It is a very bad habit. If you want to enjoy, so just enjoy)."
After which, Govinda shared his wife, Sunita's shocked reaction, and she gave him a look. The couple had a hangover for weeks after their date.
For those who don't know, on the occasion of the couple's 25th wedding anniversary, the two had tied the knot again. In an interview with Rajat Sharma, Govinda had shared the reason behind it and had said:
"It was my mother's wish that I re-marry Sunita, only when I reach the age of 49. My mother had specified that Sunita and I can go through a sampoorna vivah (complete wedding) only after 25 years of our togetherness. So we had just gone through a formal Gandharva Vivah back in 1987. I completed 49 in December 2014 and in January we went through a full-fledged wedding."
For the unversed, Govinda and Sunita are parents to two children, Yashvardhan and Tina.