A Newfound love called ‘DEXTER’ for Gurmeet & Debina!
Gurmeet Choudhary & Debina Bonnerjee won accolades, when they played Ram & Sita in the 2008 television series Ramayan. After that they appeared together in a number of reality shows. They fell in love and got married. It’s only love all around and to add more, they brought a bundle of joy on the very first day they moved to their new home in Mumbai. In conversation with Dogs & Pups, the actor couple shares their mutual love for DEXTER—a brindle Boxer!
Gurmeet Choudhary is an Indian television actor, model and dancer, who played lead roles in several TV shows and also participated in dance reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 5), Nach Baliye 6 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 5). He was also seen in Bollywood film Khamoshiyan. While, Debina Bonnerjee is an Indian TV actress, her first television role was in a Tamil TV series called Mayavi (2005). Her other roles include Mayuri Narayan in Chidiya Ghar. Both share their life with their pet dog Dexter.
To Alpha…with Love!
For Debina, it was a long tale of fun, adventure, emotions and love, when she was asked to share her pooch love. “I love dogs more than anything, it all started as a kid, when one of our neighbours went on a vacation and left their pet dog with us. He was a big dog Brownie – an Alsatian and I was not at all scared of him. But when they returned to take him back, I was furious, not at all ready to give him back as he became my best buddy. But he had to go….and immediately after that I started feeling alone without a dog and used to go to bus stands and parks to play with pariahs. My mom was not at all happy with this. It was a crazy childhood…roaming in the streets to play with puppies, when most of my friends were playing in parks and gardens,” she shares.
“My mom was upset as I was always playing with puppies and even started bringing them home. So, when we shifted to a bigger home in Kolkata, we got our first pet – Alpha, a Boxer. I was on cloud nine. But as I was too young, just 10 years old, so I could not take care of him and my mom decided to give him away after six months. It just broke my heart. It was an emotional moment for me, I sat next to him and promised him “Alpha, don’t worry, when I grow up, we would be together in my own home and have lots of fun,” she shares with a heavy heart.
Years went by, but Debina still remembers the promise she kept. In 2010, when she (with husband Gurmeet) bought a home in Mumbai, they added a new love to their life – furry angel DEXTER, a brindle Boxer. Gurmeet is equally passionate about pooches and shares, “We take care of his needs and I personally look after his needs including exercise and walks. We have a full-time caretaker for Dexter, who is a pampered boy of our house and life is great when we share our joys and sorrows with furry friends.” Debina adds, “We are very particular about his health and wellness.”
As a message to readers, Debina conveys, “Love one…love all!”
Favourite activity together: Playing fetch
Annoying habits: Dexter is too scared of everything new…
Qualities you love: Everything
Funny/crazy antics. He tries to lay his bed down to sleep and even sleeps on the other side of the bed, if I forgot to arrange bedding for him.