Filmmaker Karan Johar, who became the father of twins Roohi and Yash via surrogacy, quips that they are the finest "Dharma productions".While talking about the experience of parenthood during a book launch on Thursday, Karan said: "It is daunting, exhilarating and shocking in my case. It's just everything that I thought it would be and everything that's not. I still look at them and can't yet believe that they are mine.
"I am just blessed every morning by their presence. I always say that they are the finest Dharma productions, literally and otherwise." Karan and Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira attended the launch of celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija's new book "Eat Delete Junior: Child Nutrition for Zero to Fifteen Years".
Talking about the challenges of parenthood in terms of nutrition, Karan said: "I am playing both mother and father in this dynamic, so I have a double role to play and for me, it's even more daunting. I have told myself that I am not going to be a hysterical, hyper parent because I see so many of them around me and specially leading actresses who become mothers." "From leading actresses, they become paranoid parents."
In a recent interview, KJo talked about how he prepared for his fatherhood, and how the thought of having children daunted upon him. The director said, "A day after my 40th birthday, I just felt I need to be a father. I knew I needed to be emotionally ready. So I went into therapy sessions and psychology discussions about what it is to be a father, what it is to raise a child without a mother and also at a certain age in your life. I was asked if the children are my backup plan for not having a love relationship in your life. I really had to go into my internal self to ask if that's true and the answer was no."
(With IANS Inputs)
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