Abu Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt respond to Karan Johar's new fatherhood
Filmmaker Karan Johar expressed his desire to parent, in his autobiography An Unsuitable Boy. Last week, he became father to two newborns, Yash and Roohi, through surrogacy.
News 18 reports that Johar approached IVR specialist Dr Jatin Shah, who was also instrumental in the birth of AbRam, the son of Johar's good friends Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan four years ago. Johar tweeted a heartfelt note, announcing his new parenthood on 5 March.
"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," said Johar.
The filmmaker seems to have followed in the shoes of actor Tusshar Kapoor, the brother of film producer and Johar's friend Ekta Kapoor, who also became a single parent to a baby girl last year. Along with Tusshar, a host of celebrities from the Hindi film fraternity congratulated the filmmaker on becoming a father.
As per TV reports, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has fired an insensitive comment at Johar by questioning the need to resort to surrogacy. "If he has some illness, why can't he adopt? Why the need to surrogate?"
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 6, 2017
The Indian Express quotes Shah Rukh as saying, "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."
Hindustan Times quotes actor Sushmita Sen as saying, "Congratulations to Karan. He, in an interview once, said that he has the nurturing quality in him. He wants to start a family. He has always been a guy who is owned by his heart. I am very happy Karan Johar is now a parent and I am sure his children will grow up to be amazing people.”
Filmmaker Kiran Rao and her husband actor Aamir Khan had also become parents to Azad Khan through surrogacy. The same report quotes Rao, extending her greetings to Johar, "That’s just wonderful. He deserves every happiness that life can give him. I am so happy to hear this news."
Here's what Bollywood celebs said on Twitter:
Congratulations-welcome 2 parenthood Karan-this will B the most satisfying N rewarding aspect of UR life.God Bless the young ones.Proud papa https://t.co/RUB4lD67n6 — Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 5, 2017