After Karan Johar, Gurmeet and Debina plan to adopt two girls from Bihar

TV actors Gurmeet Chaudhary and Debina Bonerjee plan to adopt two girls from Patna, Bihar. The news comes just days after filmmaker Karan Johar revealed that he is now father to surrogate twins - a girl and a boy.

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Actors Gurmeet and Debina got married in 2011.

Days after filmmaker Karan Johar announced that he has turned a father to twins, TV actors Gurmeet Chaudhary and Debina Bonerjee have revealed that they plan to adopt two girls from Jarampur, Bihar.

Confirming the news, Debina told Hindustan Times, “Yes, we have adopted these two girls in the sense that we are trying to give them a good lifestyle. There are many deprived people in this world and when we give money to NGOs and stuff, we really do not know where it is going. So, in order to ensure that the money is actually making a difference, we decided to do this.:

The couple will adopt Pooja and Lata, aged six and nine, soon. Debina and Gurmeet met the girls when they were in Jarampur to attend a family wedding in 2014. Gurmeet’s parents are settled there and that’s where Pooja was living with her uncle and first cousin Lata.

Gurmeet’s mom, Anmol, is a Hindi school teacher and his father, Sitaram is a retired army officer.

After Lata’s father passed away last year, the two girls moved in with a distant relative and Gurmeet’s mother realised that the children would have to work in people’s homes as domestic help to sustain themselves.

“We are currently try to get them to shift to Patna and give them better education and a better lifestyle,” she added.

Gurmeet married Debina in 2011 and he describes his relationship with the actress as mature. “Our relationship has matured into many more things,” he had earlier said.

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First Published: Mar 06, 2017 14:00 IST