After Tusshar Kapoor, yet another Bollywood celebrity has embraced parenthood via surrogacy and it's none other than Karan Johar! The man who dons many hats- director, producer, actor, talk show host, emcee and author, is now a become a single father via surrogacy to twins, Yash and Roohi. Yash is his late father's name, and Roohi is a rearrangement of his mother's name Hiroo.
KJo confirmed this news and released an official statement which read-
"I am ecstatic to share with you all the two most wonderful additions to my life, my children and lifelines; Roohi and Yash. I feel enormously blessed to be a parent to these pieces of my heart who were welcomed into this world with the help of the marvels of medical science.
This was an emotional yet well thought out decision which I have taken after considering all the responsibilities and duties that come with being a parent. In order to arrive at this decision, I have prepared myself mentally, physically, emotionally and logistically to ensure that my children get all the unconditional love, care and attention from me and mine. I have submitted to the fact that my children are my world and priority. My work, travels and social commitments would have to take a back seat and I am prepared for that. By the grace of God, I have the most caring and supportive mother who will be an integral part in the up-bringing of her grandchildren and of course, friends who are family.
I am eternally grateful to the surrogate who has fulfilled my lifelong dream and provided a warm, loving and nurturing environment to my children before bringing them into this world. She will always remain in my prayers.
Finally, a big thank you to Dr. Jatin Shah for his guidance and support and for being like a family member through this wonderful and exciting journey."
Earlier, he had expressed his desire to become a father in his memoir wherein he had written, "I don't know what I'm going to do about it but I feel like I would like to be a parent. I don't know how it's going to happen but I do feel the need because I have plenty of love to offer and I'd like to take it forward. This feeling needs a release and requires a platform. And that platform could be by being a parent."
Reportedly, the twins were born were last month in Mumbai's Masrani Hospital where Shahrukh Khan's third child AbRam was also delivered by a surrogate mother.
Meanwhile, congratulatory messages have already started pouring in on Twitter from the film industry. Have a look at some of the tweets here-
Karan your the best human being I know and Im sure you will make the best dad.Can't wait to meet these lil munchkins https://t.co/iDl4XswvRG— Varun Badri Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 5, 2017
Finally I can say I have a younger brother AND sister!!!!!! So so so happy❤️❤️❤️ soo much love to give uff bursting with joy!!!!! https://t.co/HCMkoR5JWL— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 5, 2017
Congratulations-welcome 2 parenthood Karan-this will B the most satisfying N rewarding aspect of UR life.God Bless the young ones.Proud papa https://t.co/RUB4lD67n6— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 5, 2017
Glad u took my advice seriously @karanjohar Best thing to happen to you.. n theyll b the youngest people you hang out with so all's good 😄— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 5, 2017