Bolly-Land welcomes PapaJo !

“My children are my world.”
Karan might have said this a lot too many times but meant it only now.  The director-producer who has launched many star-kids into the Indian film industry is now ready to play PapaJo himself.
The Bollywood director released a statement  on 5th March, 2017 on Twitter confirming that he has now become the proud father of twins via surrogacy. And sadly (or maybe not), he has not named them Rahul and Anjali. (You were secretly hoping he did, haina hainaa? We were too.) PapaJo has decided to call them Yash and Roohi Johar, the former after his late father, and the latter’s name an anagram of his mother’s name, Hiroo.
Mr Johar first made public his intention of being a parent in his fairly recently released memoir titled “The Unsuitable Boy”. And though it hasn’t been confirmed, it is rumored that director friend Farah Khan played a huge role in convincing KJo to take his first step towards fatherhood.
Despite all his work commitments, and buzzing personal life, Karan was believe to be ‘lonely’ as per tabloids. He had even brought home a pupper named Nobu, however he missed kids of his own, as had been reported on numerous times. All that money, oomph and masala in his life and its still a struggle, we get it. You can’t? Chhodo ji. Kuchh kuchh hota hai, tum nahi samjhoge. 
While the medical boon of surrogacy isn’t new to the industry, the Bollywood director may be among the last few single Indians who could commission surrogacy within the legal ambit. Most clinics have already stopped accepting single or gay individuals as parents, even though the Surrogacy Bill is awaiting Parliament’s nod.
The Surrogacy (regulation) Bill of 2016 not only bans commercial surrogacy but also homosexual couples, people in live-in relationships and single individuals from having a child through the ‘rent-a-womb’ method. Only childless Indian heterosexual couples married for a minimum five years and with proven medical problems are eligible for surrogacy, as per the draft law. Quite a decision taken in time, we must say. Kya pata, kal ho na ho. Wink wink
Previously, stars like Shahrukh Khan, Sohail Khan and Farah Khan have relied on this techno-supportive scientific potion to complete their families.
Here is what KJo had to say following the birth of his twins via surrogacy.
“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.
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. My work, travels and social commitments would have to take a back seat and I am prepared for that. By the grace of God, I have the most caring and supportive mother who will be an integral part in the up-bringing of her grandchildren and of course, friends who are family.
I am eternally grateful to the surrogate who has fulfilled my lifelong dream and provided a warm, loving and nurturing environment to my children before bringing them into this world. She will always remain in my prayers.
Finally, a big thank you to Dr. Jatin Shah for his guidance and support and for being like a family member through this wonderful and exciting journey.
“When I saw them for the first time, I didn’t realize there were tears rolling down. I couldn’t believe they were two big pieces of me who are starring at me, who are innocent, vulnerable. It was the most surreal overwhelming emotion I have ever experienced.” PapaJo has even gone on record and said that he would be “more of a mother than a father” to the little twinkles.
Well, it’s too early to comment. For now all we’ll say is, welcome to parenthood, Karan! Its going to be kabhi khushi kabhi gham. 


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