Filmmaker Karan Johar has become a father to twins, a girl and a boy, through surrogacy. The twins were born last month at Masrani Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai and their births have been registered with the public health department. The birth certificate mentions Karan Johar as the father, but does not provide the name of the mother.
Karan Johar was quite delighted about being a father. He expressed his views via a Twitter post that 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 pan 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.”
It may be recalled that IVF is not new in Bollywood. There have been many instance of IVF in Bollywood such as those related to Tusshar Kapoor, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, etc.