Gurmeet grumbles, "My horse Stalin has a mind of his own. The first few days of training, the horse was well-behaved, probably because the trainer was there along with me. But once the trainer gave me the reins to control he just went for a mad dash. Guess where he landed up taking me? At the creek near four bungalows! As a result I now have scraped fingers and knuckles. But I still haven't given up trying to control the horse (laughs)."
But Debina, on other hand, is happy because her mare Krrish is a gentle lady who listens to all the commands and prefers to only trot stylishly. Laughs Debina, "Initially I used to be so very scared. Guru (aka Gurpreet) would coax me into trying and I would keep screaming 'bhagwaan ke liye mujhe niche utar do' (for God's sake get me down). But now I can ride my horse! I think soon I will be an expert. I just hope when I'm proudly displaying my horse-riding skills Guru doesn't keep struggling to get his horse out without his stable boy."
Even in Pati, Patni aur Woh, Debina was very happy to have a dog at home. "In reality, I have always been scared of animals but somehow keeping a dog was a beautiful experience. It changed my perception," she smiles.
Gurmeet and Debina are learning horse riding from Abbas Mastan's action Director Moses. Both have already mastered kick boxing, dancing and aerobics.
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose