My babies were born premature; tears rolled down my face, Karan Johar
Filmmaker Karan Johar spoke his heart out to the India Today Conclave for the first time after becoming proud father of twins, Yash and Roohi. On the show, he declared to the world that he is the mother of his twins.
On March 5, Karan Johar declared to the world that he came dad of twins, Yash and Roohi born via surrogacy and both of them were named after Karan's own parents, Yash Johar and Hiroo Johar.
Karan also opened up about the birth of his twins. He added that his twins were born premature. They were supposed to born in April but were born in January.
The filmmaker said, “First day, when I walked to the ICU on 7th February 2017, they were born premature. They were supposed to born in April. So the first couple of days were kind of shaky but when the news came out and I went to the hospital, I saw them and I didn’t even realized that there tears rolling down my face because I just could not believe that there were 2 big pieces of me like they staring at me vulnerable innocent and all piped and tubed up. It was just the most surreal overwhelming emotion that i have ever experienced. Now I understand what others feel. I would reverse that emotion for anything.”
Karan also said that he would never force his decision on his children.
He further added, “I cannot be dictated to those choices to my children, I don’t want them to be filmmakers if they don’t want to. I don’t want them to run the company if they don’t want to, there are other choices in life; I would encourage them as my parents encourage me. My parents always supported me and I will completely support my children. My need to have children was my sense of nurturing within and my sense that I wanted to take the love within me and channelize it into parenting because I really believe I will be able to parent. There was a deep amount of loneliness that i felt there was a vacuum that so beautifully filled by my 2 children. When I see them and hold them, i cannot explain the feeling. I don’t think that I can explain the feeling. No one could have mother of my children because I am the mother of my children, I am bonafide mother of my children, and I am more of a mother to them than a father.”
The filmmaker also opened up about his sexuality. He said, “My sexuality has been constantly talked-about. I love hearing abuses. I love being trolled with all my heart. Being relevant is strategic. After a film like My Name is Khan, I made Student of the Year for younger kids, I wanted them to know what I was, what is am doing”.He talks about his infidelity, “A happy marriage jolts me, infidelity does exist. In today's time love can't heal everything, rather hatred can”, Karan quips.