We Are Family: Karan Johar is now a single father to twins Roohi and Yash

We Are Family: Karan Johar is now a single father to twins Roohi and Yash

The twins — a girl and a boy— were born through surrogacy last month
Updated 05 Mar, 2017

Bollywood producer/director Karan Johar is now a proud Papa to twins, reports Times of India. The twin babies — a boy and a girl — were born through surrogacy last month.

The twins were born at Masrani Hospital in Andheri (West) on February 7.

KJo has named them after his parents, Roohi (a rearrangement of his mother's name Hiroo) and Yash, he revealed in a birth announcement on Twitter.

In his announcement, Karan referred to the new arrivals as his 'lifelines'.

He wrote, "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."

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He added that his career will "take a backseat" and his mother will help in the raising of his children.

"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."

He also expressed gratitude towards the twins' surrogate mother whom he left unnamed and a Dr Jatin Shah who made the surrogacy possible.

Congratulatory messages soon started pouring in:

In his recently released autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, Karan Johar had expressed a desire for children.

"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," he had said during the release of his book.

Welcome to parenthood, KJo. It's going to be kabhi khushi kabhi gham!