Johar welcomed his children in the world via surrogacy.
Karan Johar took to Twitter to officially confirm the birth of his children Yash and Roohi.
Johar tweeted a statement saying that he feels enormously blessed to be a parent. He named his babies after his parents. Yash for the boy after his father and Roohi, as an anagram of his mother’s name Hiroo.
According to media reports, civic officials from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation confirmed the births of two babies on Saturday. The twins that were born via surrogacy and were reportedly delivered at the Masrani Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai on February 7, 2017.
In the statement, Johar acknowledged that his work, travels, and other social commitments will take a back seat and he has prepared for parenthood by being mentally, physically, and emotionally strong.
He thanked his anonymous surrogate, medical science, and his doctor Jatin Shah for the wonderful and exciting journey.
With the surrogacy births, Johar follows the footsteps of his close friends Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri whose son AbRam was also born at the same hospital.
Here’s the 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.
SOURCE: DNA INDIA