The 44 year old filmmaker, who has always been questioned for his sexuality became a single parent. He became father of twins: a baby girl and a baby boy through surrogacy.
In his autobiography ‘The Unsuitable Boy’ he mentioned about his wish to either adopt a child or to have a surrogated child. He wrote, “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 became father to twins Roohi and Yash last month, but the news broke out in media after birth registration of the children. Though he was not present to comment on this, when the news broke, he confirmed it on Sunday through a statement on Twitter.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 5, 2017
He wrote, “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.”
About his hectic schedule and the time and dedication required for upbringing of children, he wrote, “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.”
As usual, the trollers and social media erupted after the news of Karan’s surrogate children broke out. Though many praised his choice, more were there to troll him.
Here are few tweets where people who supported his decision of being a single parent:
— Express Poll (@ExpressPoll) March 5, 2017
Trollers will always be after your life no matter what you do. Here are some of the examples:
#KaranJohar is now a father of twins. And all those years back, I was thinking that he would become a mother some day.
— Sir Rohit Sharma (@imWrong45) March 5, 2017
He is not the first single parent in the industry. Recently, Tusshar Kapoor also became a single father to a sun Lakkshya through surrogacy.