After celebrating Yash and Roohi’s second birthday on 7th February, Karan Johar recently reflected on the challenges of single parenthood.
In conversation with Ranveer Singh for Film Companion, Johar shared,”Being a single parent is really scary and daunting. Because I think it takes a mother and a father to complete the upbringing of a child. In many ways you could say that having Yash and Roohi is full of love but it is also a selfish decision. It is because I want that love for myself. I felt that there was a large empty space in my life that needed to be filled by children. Oddly, they call me dad and call my mother (Hiroo Johar) ‘mama’. They don’t call her daadi. Because I feel we are co-parenting them. So I am trying very hard that both of us fulfill the roles of mother and a father completely. And it’s daunting because post my mother, and that thought scares me every single day, I just hope I have all the love in my heart to give them and to not make them feel incomplete in any other way, not make them feel like they’re missing out on a certain part of the parenting process. All I can do is love with all my heart and make sure they do the right thing. I’ve grown up with a very strong sense of right and wrong by my parents and I want to inculcate that into Yash and Roohi myself.”
Johar and Singh are planning to come together for ‘Takht’. Singh is currently busy with the promotions of ‘Gully Boy’, after which he will begin shooting for ‘83’.