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Be it a pandemic or a natural calamity, love somehow finds its way. Love hasn't been easy for the couples in 2020 with the pandemic, but it has proved that no social distancing protocol can create ‘distance’ for the madly-in-love couples. Though with some amendments and postponing but the couples, who had planned to tie the knot in 2020 have somehow figured out a way and tied the knot. Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna fame co-stars, Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma too, became each other's forever by tying the nuptial knot. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Exudes Pregnancy Glow In Her Recent Selfie Shared Before Her Shoot)
After dating for nine years, Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma had exchanged the rings in a grand ceremony in 2017. Two and a half years later, when Puja and Kunal had decided to take their wedding vows, their plans had gotten postponed due to their professional commitments. Then when in April 2020 the couple had planned to tie the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony, the pandemic was announced, ruining their wedding plans. With love by their side, Puja and Kunal had a registered marriage before the pandemic and in April 2020, they had introduced each other as husband and wife on their respective IG feeds.
The good news has been raining in from the B-town and telly world's celebrities in the pandemic, making a dull day brighter for their fans. After Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan announced their second pregnancy, Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma confirmed that they're expecting their first child. In an interview with The Times Of India, the elated mommy-to-be said, "Yes, Kunal and I are excited about entering this new, beautiful phase in our lives. I am in a happy space now, and have been enjoying my personal time. In fact, I have not stepped out of my apartment since April."
Puja Banerjee was portraying the lead role in Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi - Kahani Mata Rani Ki, but had left the show in June. While Puja had earlier cited the reasons to be personal, she has now revealed that she would have continued but due to the pandemic, she felt the need to take extra precautions. Puja said, "I would have continued working even during pregnancy, but due to the pandemic, I felt that it was important to take precautions and stay at home. I plan to get back to work by next year and hopefully, the pandemic will be over by then." (Also Read: Hardik Pandya Shares Glimpses Of 'Song Session' With His Son, Agastya And Wife, Natasa Stankovic)
Speaking about her almost a decade-long relationship with Kunal Verma and how he has changed, in a better way of course, post-marriage, Puja Banerjee remarked, "We have been in a relationship for almost a decade, but he is a different man after marriage. He is very supportive and loving, and takes even more care of me now than when he was a boyfriend." Revealing her baby shower and plans for a traditional wedding after the little one arrives, Puja continued, “We had a lot of dreams for our wedding, and had planned everything to the T. However, the pandemic changed everything and even my mother, who lives in Kolkata, could not attend our registered wedding. I am hoping to have a regular ceremony and do my pheras with Kunal after the baby arrives. Hopefully, my mother will also be able to attend it.”
In April 2020, sharing a throwback picture from Durga Puja - Sindoor Khela in 2019, Puja and Kunal had announced the news of their registered marriage. Puja and Kunal had written, "This is a pic from last year durga puja sindoor khela. Today was supposed to be our wedding but the situation is such that we have cancelled all our ceremonies although we had registered our marriage before a month so we are officially married and together forever now." (Also Read: Taimur Ali Khan Meme Fest Begins Over Internet As Saif And Kareena Announce Their Second Pregnancy)
Congratulations to the soon-to-be parents, Puja and Kunal!