After months of suspense, Karan Johar posted a picture of his twin children on Instagram, the first public glimpse of the twins he has been gushing over every opportunity he has got over the last several months. The brother-sister duo are named after the 45-year old filmmaker’s parents, Yash and Roohi. The adorable picture was posted on Instagram by Johar on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond. Johar recently wrote a long letter addressed to his kids, who he had via surrogacy, exclusively for Vogue in which he addressed a number of issues that they would face in the future. In the letter, Johar talked about how he had grown more conscious about his own health, and stated that he wanted to take care of himself so he could be there to watch them grow up. He also asserted that even though he and their grandfather, Yash, were filmmakers, it was no reason to expect them to grow up to do the same. The Johar twins have acquired somewhat of a celebrity status in Bollywood, and Johar has been very emotional about being a single parent of two.
On a talk show, Karan spoke of how moving a moment it was for him to hold his children for the very first time. He said, “When I held them for the first time, I don’t think I can describe the feeling. I cannot explain what I felt. I just sat in the chair and held my daughter first, as she is a little more vulnerable medically. I didn’t even realise there were tears rolling down my face. That feeling cannot be replaced by any other emotion.”