‘I can’t believe that I have people that call me ‘Dadda’: Karan Johar about being a father

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 20 Aug 2019

Back in 2017, Bollywood filmmaker, Karan Johar welcomed his bundles of joy. His son Yash Johar and daughter Roohi Johar were born via surrogacy.

The doting father, who often shares adorable photos and videos of his little munchkins on social media, recently opened up about his kids and revealed that he can’t believe that he has people who call him ‘Dadda’.

In an interview with Rajeev Masand, the 47-year-old director was asked how becoming a father has shaped him as a person. Replying to the same, he said, “I think it’s changed me in more ways than I can actually explain. I can’t believe that I have people who call me ‘Dadda’…who kind of say ‘don’t go’ when I am leaving the room and who kind of come and just need me to hug them.”

Karan further added, “I’ve never felt that before. I’ve never been in a really serious relationship. So, this kind of love, it just hits me really hard.”

“I don’t think I’ve been loved in that kind of pure innocent way ever. Like you know there has been love from friendships and love from parents and members of my family but I haven’t seen this pure unadulterated love.”

Karan also said that it is impacting him as a human being and added that it has made him more responsible in a certain way. “I’m feeling a certain sensitivity in general that I don’t think I had earlier in my head and heart and soul…I can’t believe they are mine and I can’t believe they will be mine forever. I just can’t get over it,” he said.

On the work front, Karan will be soon wearing the director’s hat for his movie Takht. Set in the Mughal era, the period drama will feature Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar in key roles.

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