Last night, news broke that Karan Johar has become a father to twins born from surrogacy.
Today, Karan Johar took to Twitter to officially announce the birth of his children, Yash and Roohi. And guess what? Their names are a tribute by Karan Johar to his own parents.
While the baby boy Yash has been named after his deceased father late Yash Johar, the baby girl Roohi's name is an anagram of Karan's mother's name Hiroo.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 5, 2017
According to a report in the Times of India, civic officials from the Bombay Municipal Corporation confirmed the babies' births on Saturday. The babies were delivered at Andheri's Masrani Hospital on February 7.
It was this very hospital where AbRam, the third child of Shah Rukh Khan was born, also via surrogacy.
In his statement, Karan Johar wrote that his "work, travels and social commitments" would take a back seat and that he is prepared for that.
"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," Karan wrote.
Here is Karan Johar's full statement:
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 part 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.