Leave it to Karan Johar to make some candid , out and open revelations. Recently, when the director attended a conclave held by a leading media house in Mumbai, Karan spoke candidly about his experiences on love, loss and becoming a father to two beautiful babies. Read on!
Karan's mushkil dil?
Is Karan the best representative of drama and heartaches in Bollywood? His fans think so and he doesn’t disagree! Speaking about all the drama his films portray, he says, “People say Hindi films are theatrical and dramatic, but somewhere its roots are in real life. I have been at a shaadi ka mandap when the love of my life was getting married to somebody else… When it happens to you, you feel like you can’t get over what’s happening to you. A happy marriage in the industry would really jolt me. I’d be like, ‘You’re a dinosaur, get out of here.’’ The director truly put his heart into his last, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Being rich and fabulous!
He is your quintessential bollywood director. He is fashionable and knows his way in every party in town and is unexplainable rich! So, given a choice, would Karan look out for true love or money? He says, “True love goes away, lust takes over at times, so I would be rich and single.” Interesting answer there, Karan!
The Johar legacy
However, Karan clarifies that he did not have kids to carry on the Johar legacy in Bollywood. He quips, “My need to have children was because of my sense of nurturing. I wanted to channelise the love within me. And there was deep amount of loneliness, I felt there was a vacuum that is now filled by my children.”
Joy of parenthood so far
Karan feels that having babies who were born premature changed him completely. He adds, ““When I saw them for the first time, I didn’t realise there were tears rolling down. I couldn’t believe they were two big pieces of me who are staring at me, who are innocent, vulnerable. It was the most surreal overwhelming emotion I have ever experienced.”
Being a mother to his kids
The director recently became a father to two little twins, who were born through a surrogate, Roohi and Yash. How does it feel being a single parent to two little babies? Karan says candidly, he is more of a mother than a fatherly figure to his babies. “I would be the mother of my children. I will be both mother and father. I will be more of a mother than father.” Like his parents, he too would be supportive to his children and would encourage them in whatever they want to do in life.
Missing his father?
Karan named his son after his late father, Yash Johar. Speaking about the influence his father has on him, the director says his father might have found his films objectionable but not his personal life. He speaks, “My father might have some objections over his films but I know he would truly be supportive about my personal life.”