Actor couple Debina Bonnerjee and Gurmeet Choudhary left their followers in a state of confusion in addition to awe after they not too long ago posted footage of them getting married in a standard Bengali setting. “It was just a reel wedding for our short film, but we almost kind of did it (rituals) again,” clarifies Bonnerjee, who acquired married to Choudhary in a low-key temple ceremony 10 years in the past.
Elaborating additional, she says, “Our director (Ram Kamal Mukherjee of Subho Bijoya) is also a bengali, and he knew all the nitty-gritty of a Bengali wedding. Everything was arranged from Kolkata, the outfit which Gurmeet was wearing was a special groom’s attire which came from Kolkata. It didn’t feel like we were shooting.”
Bonnerjee fell in love with Choudhary whereas engaged on the mythological present, Ramayan, following which they acquired married in 2011. And she exclaims that getting married once more on display screen introduced many recollections again.
“At that time, we both were so mesmerised. The whole evening we just kept talking and just clicking videos and pictures. In fact, I have even kept the bride’s attire from the shoot with me,” she says.
Ask her if it nudged her to resume the marriage vows, this time with a Bengali ceremony, and he or she quips, “No, abhi toh reel hi theek hai, abhi we don’t plan to do anything like that, and it is also not a wise decision to hold a wedding during the ongoing pandemic.”
Opening up about reuniting with Choudhary for the quick movie, “It was such a different experience from what happened 11 years ago. We were immature, used to keep laughing and fighting. While working this time, I realised that we have matured as an actor. There was no motive to overwhelm the other actor with your acting, and we were giving each other space to deliver, that was the best part.”