The babies were born via a surrogate on 7th February, 2017 in Mumbai. Yash is named after Karan's late father, the producer and director Yash Johar, and Roohi is an anagram of Hiroo, Karan's mother. For more on Karan's background see this. Earlier, another celebrity, actor Tushar Kapoor (Ekta Kapoor's brother who keeps appearing in those sex comedies) also became a single father through surrogacy.
Reactions from Bollywood:
Congratulations @karanjohar so happy for you. May Yash and Roohi always have a beautiful healthy life. Much love always❤️— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 5, 2017
Finally I can say I have a younger brother AND sister!!!!!! So so so happy❤️❤️❤️ soo much love to give uff bursting with joy!!!!! https://t.co/HCMkoR5JWL— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 5, 2017
So happy you took this decision karan ! It's a full house now You will be an amazing father, love to your new big family ! 😊 https://t.co/Du52UsjMcT— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) March 5, 2017
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Karan your the best human being I know and Im sure you will make the best dad.Can't wait to meet these lil munchkins https://t.co/iDl4XswvRG— Varun Badri Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 5, 2017
LOL @ Alia! Maybe she nursed hopes that he'd adopt her? I'm not a big fan of surrogacy but congrats to Karan. He has wanted this for a long time and I'm sure he will be a good parent. This is pretty huge for a celeb who is semi-out to become a parent...