Karan Johar becomes father to twins, names them Yash and Roohi

Good news for the fans of filmmaker Karan Johar. The ace filmmaker became father to twins. The babies were born through surrogacy. He named his bundle of joy, Yash after his late father Yash Johar and Roohi named after his mother Hiroo Johar. He tweeted on Sunday morning that the children were "two most wonderful additions to his life and lifelines".

The children were born last month through surrogacy in Mumbai's Masrani Hospital where Shahrukh Khan's third child AbRam was delivered.

"This was an emotional yet a well thought out decision which I have taken after considering all the responsibilities and duties that come with being a parent," Mr Johar has said in a statement.

Mr Johar said he has prepared himself "mentally, physically and logistically" to ensure that children get all the unconditional love, care and attention. "I have submitted to the fact that my children are my world and priority," he added.

Mr Johar said his "most caring and supportive" mother will be an integral part of the children's upbringing along with "friends who are family".

In his recently released memoir titled "The Unsuitable Boy", Karan Johar 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," Mr Johar writes in the book, adding, "I don't know how it's going to happen but I do feel the need because I have plenty of love to offer and I'd like to take it forward."

Thanking the surrogate mother, Mr Johar has said he is "eternally grateful to the surrogate who has fulfilled my lifelong dream". He also thanked the doctor for being a wonderful support system.  "A big thank you to Dr Jatin Shah for his support and guidance, and for being a family member through this wonderful and exciting journey. 

Well, Karan Johar is not the only one who opted for surrogacy to become a parent. In the past, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Tusshar Kapoor became parents through surrogacy.