• Sunday, January 29, 2023


Karan Johar on becoming a single parent to Yash and Roohi: ‘I just knew I was ready to be a parent’

The filmmaker welcomed his twins through surrogacy in 2017

Karan Johar with his kids Yash and Roohi (Photo credits: Karan Johar: Instagram)

By: Mohnish Singh

Karan Johar dons many hats. He is a successful filmmaker, screenwriter, and, also, talk show host. In addition to being all of that, he is also a doting father to his two twins Yash and Roohi whom he welcomed through surrogacy in 2017.

KJo never fails to share updates about his two adorable kids on social media. His Instagram feed is filled with pictures and videos of his kids, which have garnered thousands of likes. While many people love the way how he is fulfilling his parental duties singlehandedly, there are a few people who perhaps have yet not come to terms with the concept of single parenting and keep trolling the filmmaker every now and then for raising his kids as a single parent.

Recently, KJo himself opened up about being a single father and revealed that many people from within the industry and his close circle told him not to become a single parent amid his hectic work schedule.


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“I think, they all thought that maybe it was too much for me to handle, given my schedule. I don’t think they were saying it for societal reasons. But I just knew I was ready to be a parent. I just knew I was ready to give a piece of my heart away. And which is what I have done with my two children. I think one big piece of my heart is them and one big piece of my heart is my mum. And I feel like that love quotient is satisfied,” the filmmaker said.

He went on to add that being a single parent is nothing to do with his relationship status. “You’ll know you want to be a parent when you’re emotionally ready. The two are not related at all. It’s not that because I don’t have love in my life, I should have kids,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Karan Johar can be currently seen hosting the seventh season of his hugely popular talk show host Koffee With Karan on Disney+ Hotstar.

He is also working on his next directorial venture Rocky and Rani Ki Prem Kahan, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.

Keep visiting this space over and again for more updates and reveals from the world of entertainment.

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