Filmmaker Karan Johar has become father to twins, Roohi and Yash, through surrogacy. The reports that were doing the rounds late last evening, were officially confirmed by the director through a statement.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 5, 2017
Reports also suggest that the children’s names were registered on Friday at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Earlier a report by TOI read that a high-ranking BMC official stated the children have been registered in their birth record as a “baby girl” and “baby boy”. But now we know that the children are called Yash and Roohi.
The twins were born last month. Also, the twins were delivered by Dr Makrand Masrani. Incidentally, Karan’s close friend and actor Shah Rukh Khan’s younger son, AbRam, too, was born in the same hospital to a surrogate mother.
“The twins were born at Masrani Hospital, Lalubhai Compound, Andheri (W), on February 7. However, Johar hasn’t yet informed the BMC about the names of his children,” read the report. Karan is the second single father after Tusshar Kapoor who too became a father via surrogacy in June last year of a son whom he named Laksshya.
Karan has often spoken of his desire to have children. In his memoirs too, 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.”