Karan Johar, father
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Filmmaker Karan Johar has become a father to twins, Roohi and Yash, who were born through surrogacy. As soon as the news came out, congratulations poured in for him on the social media.

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Karan, who expressed his desire to be a parent during his book's launch, has surprised everyone with the news. According to Mumbai Mirror, Karan has named his babies after his parents. While Yash is his late father's name, Roohi is a rearrangement of his mother's name Hiroo. Their names were registered on Friday (March 3) at the BMC.

Mirror reported that a top BMC health officer confirmed the news on the condition of anonymity. However, KJo has released an official statement and shared the good news. "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," Karan's states. 

Check out the official statement here:

During the launch of his book, An Unsuitable Boy, he had dropped a hint but nobody supposedly took it seriously. "I don't know what I'm going to do about it but I feel like I would like to be a parent. 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. This feeling needs a release and requires a platform. And that platform could be by being a parent," Karan had said.

Now, after the news broke, the Twitterati congratulated the ace filmmaker for becoming a single parent. Will there be a grand party to welcome the newborns? However, Karan is not the first single father in Bollywood. Actor Tusshar Kapoor had welcomed son Laksshya in June last year.