Despite always being in the limelight, Karan Johar sure knows how to keep secrets. Apart from three of his friends, no one was aware of him having babies through surrogacy. According to a report by NDTV, these three friends were Gauri Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Manish Malhotra.
An actor, who prefers to remain anonymous, says, “I knew he wanted to have children some day, but I had no idea he was bringing his babies home this soon. Now that I think of it, Karan was not his usual self. He kept excusing himself frequently. But for those who had no idea, they couldn’t have guessed.”
Even those at Dharma Productions were taken by surprise. A source at the production house says, “I don’t think anyone in office was aware about it either. Even last month, Karan followed his usual schedule and would come to work every other day.
In fact a unit member from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil says Karan had briefly expressed his desire to have children. The source said, “Over the last few years, he was getting increasingly lonely. He even brought home a pup, Nobu, last year. Though constantly surrounded by friends, who are no less than family, he craved kids of his own. I found out about the surrogacy last December. When I asked Karan, all he said was that I must keep it a secret. We all adore him and respect his wishes.”
A source at Dharma further stated, “Nothing about his schedule changed in February. He continued to work at the same pace, overseeing promotions of Badrinath Ki Dulhania, curating his chat show and other work commitments.”