Filmmaker Karan Johar, who recently became father to twins, has finally taken his children home from the hospital. Several pictures of him stepping outside the hospital and into the car have surfaced on the internet.
Karan was joined for the happy occasion with his friends and family and doctors from the hospital.
Roohi and Yash spent over seven weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital.
Karan came to receive his children on Wednesday afternoon, a source from the Surya Mother and Child Hospital.
The children were under the care of Bhupendra Avasthi, the director of the hospital.
“The children were admitted on February 7. They were born premature at 30 weeks. They are now 37 weeks old. Today was the 50th day of their admission to the hospital,” the source said.
The babies were born in February this year through surrogacy but the news was revealed to the world only on March 5. In a long post on Twitter, Johar revealed his excitement on being “enormously blessed to be a parent.”
He said his mother Hiroo Johar would be an integral part in brining up the infants, a boy and a girl, who he has named Yash (after his father, late filmmaker Yash Johar), and Roohi (a rearrangement of his mother’s name). He also thanked the woman who gave birth to the babies.
Calling it a “well thought out decision,” he says he understands the responsibilities that come with becoming a parent and is prepared for them. He adds that he knows his work and travels will now take a back seat.
Johar had always expressed his desire to father children. In his recently released autobiography, The Unsuitable Boy, he had written that he wanted to adopt a child or have a surrogate child.
Earlier this week, Karan said over social media that those who have premature babies should not get discouraged.
The “My Name is Khan” director shared that he wants to reach out to people about the virtues of neonatal intensive care for premature children.
“Millions of preemies are born every year... but babies are resilient. With the right kind of care, they stand just as good a chance of survival as anyone else,” Karan wrote.
“If your baby is a preemie, don’t be discouraged. Seek help... Don’t lose faith, don’t lose heart,” he added.
(With inputs from IANS)
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