On Sunday morning, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar announced that he had become father to twins – a boy and a girl – through surrogacy.
The director-producer decided to become a single father and welcomed twins Roohi and Yash into his life. The filmmaker proudly shared the news on Twitter and wrote that he’s ready for whatever it takes to bring up two beautiful souls with the help of his mother and friends like family.
Karan expressed his gratitude to the surrogate who helped fulfil his “lifelong dream” and that she will always remain in his prayers. The baby boy is named Yash after Karan’s father, and the girl will be called Roohi, a rearrangement of his mother’s name Hiroo.
Soon after the big news, Bollywood celebrities congratulated the celebrated filmmaker on his new role.
From Alia Bhatt to Varun Dhawan and Priyanka Chopra to Sonakshi Sinha to Tusshar Kapoor, various personalities from the film world only had the best things to say to Karan Johar.
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
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
So happy you took this decision karan ! It’s a full house now You will be an amazing father, love to your new big family ! ? https://t.co/Du52UsjMcT
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) March 5, 2017
Congratulations @karanjohar so happy for you. May Yash and Roohi always have a beautiful healthy life. Much love always❤️
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 5, 2017
Actor Tusshar Kapoor, who became a single parent to Laksshaya Kapoor via surrogacy in 2016, said Karan deserved “these little blessings”.
Karan you will be a terrific father to the twin joys, you deserve these little blessings! ??❤️❤️ many congrats!!? https://t.co/A4SHSHxDJ4
— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) March 5, 2017
Filmmaker Farah Khan, who has triplets through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), is glad Karan finally took her advice seriously.
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
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