The actors were among the many stars who tweeted their congratulations to the industry's newest father.
Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra congratulate new father Karan Johar
Mumbai - 06 Mar 2017 11:27 IST
Updated : 11:41 IST
Since late last night, the industry has been in a tizzy over the news of Karan Johar's new-found paternal instincts. The director-producer became father to a pair of twins through surrogacy. Though the formalities concluded last month, Johar confirmed the news yesterday night. Expressing his gratitude to the surrogate mother who helped fulfil his 'lifelong dream', Johar said that it was an 'emotional yet well thought out decision.'
Johar's children are named Yash, after his late father, and Roohi, an anagram of his mother Hiroo. The producer-director put out a tweet on his personal account making a formal announcement.
This makes Johar the latest in a line of celebrities to enter parenthood through surrogacy. It also brought forth a number of gushing congratulations for the new father from his friends in the industry.
Johar's close friend and confidante, Shah Rukh Khan, spoke to reporters at the Mijwan Charity Fashion Show in Mumbai, about the news. He said, "We wish him happiness. But it’s still very personal. So, don’t think that I am being cagey by not answering about it. I have had this moment in my life so I know how personal it is. So, let’s respect it and leave it to that. We will have love, celebrations, happiness and health later."
Khan himself became a father through surrogacy to his youngest child, AbRam in 2013. It is little surprise then, that the actor understands Johar's need for privacy and quiet.
Sushmita Sen sent out a video wishing the director on his courageous decision.
Johar's protege and actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were particularly thrilled at the arrival of the twins.
Finally I can say I have a younger brother AND sister!!!!!! So so so happyâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂ 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
Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter immediately to send in her wishes to her Dostana producer.
Congratulations @karanjohar so happy for you. May Yash and Roohi always have a beautiful healthy life. Much love alwaysâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂ— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 5, 2017
The other single father in the industry, Tusshar Kapoor tweeted his congratulations to Johar as well.
Karan you will be a terrific father to the twin joys, you deserve these little blessings! ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂ many congrats!!ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ https://t.co/A4SHSHxDJ4— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) March 5, 2017
Long time friend, Farah Khan, too sent her congratulations.
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 ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 5, 2017
Sushant Singh Rajput, Sonali Bendre Behl, Ritesh Deshmukh and Ronit Roy too sent their best wishes.
Heartiest Congratulations my dearest @karanjohar thrilled beyond words. love to lil angels Roohi & Yash & big big hug to Hiroo aunty ðÂÂÂÂ¥ÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ·ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂºðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ https://t.co/BjwEe6vlSo— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 5, 2017
Congratulations Karan Johar!