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Theirs is a relationship as eternal and pure as the love story of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. More than a decade earlier, Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee gained prominence with their portrayal of Ram and Sita in television series, Ramayan. The show marked as a new beginning for not only their respective careers but also the journey of their ‘happily ever after’. A journey that had begun from being colleagues to best friends and finally, husband and wife, Gurmeet and Debina reinstate our faith in the eternal love as they’re epitome of couple goals. Gurmeet and Debina’s social media handles are proofs of their mushy love, which speak volumes of their forever relationship. (Also Read: Aditya Narayan Reveals 'Rs 18,000 Left In Account' Ahead Of His Winter Wedding With Shweta Agarwal)
Did you know, when the wedding sequence of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita in Ramayan was scheduled for the shoot, Gurmeet Choudhary was hospitalised and Debina Bonnerjee had refused to take the vows with his body double? Gurmeet was hospitalised for a week when the wedding sequence was scheduled for the shoot and the director had decided to continue by covering the face of his body double with a sehra made of flowers. But a day prior to the shoot, Debina had emotionally convinced Gurmeet in the hospital by saying, “Gurmeet, tomorrow is the final wedding shoot and I am not going to take the vows with your duplicate. You have to turn up on the set come what may." And he did turn up for the shoot, despite being not 100% fit.
On September 30, 2020, Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee had informed through their social media handles that they were tested positive with the coronavirus. Two weeks later, Gurmeet and Debina confirmed that they have recovered and are COVID-free as the reports had come negative. Speaking of their battle with COVID-19, Gurmeet said in an interview with the Hindustan Times, “The last 14 days felt like it was 14 years of vanvas. It is actually tough. Debina and I had a lot of symptoms and we had thought that since we are so much into fitness and follow a strict diet, we would probably have no symptoms. The initial three to four days were difficult.”
Revealing that her parents too were tested positive with COVID-19 but were asymptomatic, Debina Bonnerjee said, “As Gurmeet and I were extremely unwell initially, we decided to get my parents tested as well and they were tested positive but were both asymptomatic. Hence, they looked much fitter than Gurmeet and I, and that feeling helped us mentally.” Revealing that it is important to be mentally stable during this period, Gurmeet added, “There are quite a few medicines that was given. And we used to sleep for about 17 to 18 hours a day and you need to rest and sleep while recovering. Besides, mentally you feel a lot of pressure. You get to see a lot of negative news about the pandemic everywhere. It actually affects you mentally. But we kept ourselves motivated that we need to recover.” (Also Read: Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni Bashes Nikki Tamboli After She Abuses His Rumoured GF Jasmin Bhasin In A Task)
Speaking about experiencing a strange sense of confusion during the medication and the recovery, Debina Bonnerjee continued, “They say that there is a certain kind of brain fog that happens during coronavirus, and I showed all of those symptoms (laughs). I was talking and then the next day I would forget I said it. There is a certain level of confusion. When you are in the moment you don’t understand it, but when the confusion goes away in your brain, you realise that the action wasn’t normal.” Debina and Gurmeet are thankful that they were ‘all together’ during this difficult phase, “It was definitely a boon to be with your loved ones. I was recently shooting in Jaipur (Rajasthan) for a film, and I was praying that I should not get Covid there. If it would have happened, then I would have been all alone there without my family or friends. Family thi saath me toh survive karr liya.”
Revealing that they have finally tested negative, Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee had posted virus-free pictures on their respective social media handles. Gurmeet had written on his post, “Today my wife Debina and I have tested covid negative!! Thanks to almighty god and my fans who prayed for my recovery. Guys pls don’t take covid Lightly pls take care of yourself and your elders!! Always wear mask and take proper precautions. A huge thanku to BMC who called checked and suggested help in every step and 5-6 times daily. Also, I would like to thank my doctor Sameer Varma who fought with us and helped us throughout. it was tough as the doctors stood by not only with medicines and suggestions but also mental strength and support!! And a special thanks to dr Gautam Bhansali Doctors are the real heroes in this pandemic!! Thank you once again #covidrecovered @my_bmc.” (Also Read: Is Neha Kakkar Marrying Rohanpreet? Confused Vishal Dadlani Asks For Clarification On 'Nehu Da Vyah')
We hope Gurmeet and Debina’s tips from their COVID phase might help someone to fight the virus!