- Karan Johar says it was "emotional yet a well thought out decision"
- Alia tweeted, "Finally I can say I have a younger brother and sister"
- Karan has named the baby after his father Yash Johar
Calling Roohi and Yash as their "younger siblings," Alia tweeted, "Finally I can say I have a younger brother AND sister!!!!!! So so so happy, soo much love to give uff bursting with joy!!!!!" while her Badrinath Ki Dulhania co-star Varun Dhawan posted, "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." Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, will star in Karan's latest production Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which releases on March 10.
Here's what Alia and Varun posted:
Finally I can say I have a younger brother AND sister!!!!!! So so so happy 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
On Twitter, Karan Johar 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. 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."
Karan also said that his children will now be his priority and his "work, travels and social commitments" would take a back seat and he is prepared for that.
Read Karan Johar's full statement here:
There is a long list of other celebrities who also wished the filmmaker on his newfound parenthood.
Congratulations @karanjohar so happy for you. May Yash and Roohi always have a beautiful healthy life. Much love always— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 5, 2017
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— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 5, 2017
@karanjohar this is so sweet..congratulations welcome to the world of dark circles n load of diapers yet absolute meaning to life n bliss— Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush (@ash_r_dhanush) March 5, 2017
@karanjohar Congratulations Karan, this is the best news in years. You will make an amazing parent. Love to the little ones. God bless.— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) March 5, 2017
The birth registrations of the twins were done on Friday, TOI reported. A BMC official told TOI that the children were registered in their birth record as a "baby girl" and "baby boy". Civic officials said the birth registration details listed Karan as the children's father, but there is no mention of the mother's name.
During the launch of his book, The Unsuitable Boy, Karan had expressed his desire to become a father. "I don't know what I'm going to do about it but I feel like I would like to be a parent," he writes in the book.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan's, third child, AbRam, now 3, was also born in the same hospital through surrogacy.
Karan Johar has some of the biggest Bollywood hits in his name. His first film, as a director Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, was one of the most-successful films of the year. He later made blockbusters like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, My Name Is Khan, My Name is Khan. His last film was 2016's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. His production house, Dharma Productions last release was Kapoor and Sons and now they are all set to release Badrinath Ki Dulhania.