Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has extended his best wishes to close friend Karan Johar on becoming a parent via surrogacy, while also requesting people to respect his privacy.
Karan announced on Sunday that he was blessed with twins a girl and a boyâ€”via surrogacy. The filmmaker has named the children Yash and Roohi.
â€œWe wish him happiness. Itâ€™s still very personal. So, donâ€™t think I am being cagey by not answering about it.
â€œI have had this moment in my life so, I know how personal it is. Letâ€™s respect it and leave it to that. We will have love, celebrations, happiness and health later,â€ Shah Rukh told reporters in Mumbai.
The 51-year-old actor was speaking at the Mijwan charity fashion show, for which he walked the ramp along with Anushka Sharma.
Congratulations @karanjohar so happy for you. May Yash and Roohi always have a beautiful healthy life. Much love alwaysâ¤ï¸â€” PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 5, 2017
Shah Rukh and wife Gauri had also opted for surrogacy for their third child, AbRam, three years ago.
Bollywood celebrities like Sushmita Sen, Kiran Rao and Farah Khan, who attended the charity event, also expressed their happiness for Karan.
â€œWhen Karan and I went on Sajidâ€™s (Khan) show (Yaaron Ki Baarat), I said that itâ€™s high time Karan had kids either through adoption or surrogacy. So, I am very happy. It is a fabulous news,â€ Farah said.
Finally I can say I have a younger brother AND sister!!!!!! So so so happyâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ soo much love to give uff bursting with joy!!!!! https://t.co/HCMkoR5JWLâ€” Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 5, 2017
Sushmita, who is a single mother to two daughters, said, â€œI am very happy for Karan Johar. He said in an interview once that he has a nurturing quality. So, I am sure he will be a great parent.â€
Kiran, who also had a child via surrogacy, appeared clueless about the news when asked for her reaction.
â€œI am delighted. What can I say? I didnâ€™t know about it.Â Karan deserves every happiness in the world. Itâ€™s wonderful. I am very happy.â€
Glad u took my advice seriously @karanjohar Best thing to happen to you.. n theyll b the youngest people you hang out with so all's good ðŸ˜„â€” Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 5, 2017