TED Talks have always been famous in the west for all its inspirational talking and lessons. King Khan recent brought the Indian version of the show as ‘TED Talks India: Nayi Soch’. The show welcomes inspirational speakers from all the fields to talk about every possible topic that exists in the world. Whether it’s entertainment, sports, culture, tradition, etc.
Recently, Shah Rukh Khan invited his dear friend and famous filmmaker Karan Johar on his show to talk about challenging relationships. We all know that Karan has adopted the method of surrogacy to become a father and is a proud father of twin children- Yash and Roohi. Karan decided to talk about his relationship with kids and read a letter on stage that he has written for his kids.
While talking about Karan’s visit on the show the source said:
“Since the subject of the episode was ‘Changing Relationships’, Karan focused his speech on his kids. In his letter to the twins, he wrote how his father, Yash Johar, had given him the freedom to choose what he wanted to be. Karan wrote that he too hopes to be as supportive of his children.”
Here’s what Karan wrote in his letter to Yash and Roohi:
“As you grow up, people will try to label you according to colour, looks, religion, popularity, and money. People will gossip about you, but know that no one can label you. Just because you are different, it doesn’t make you wrong. You may be treated differently in school; mothers of your classmates will come to drop them, but you will have your father to take care of that. While most of your classmates’ mothers will make a WhatsApp group to discuss your homework, I will be the only father in it.”
Karan has often expressed his feelings on being a father. His children are an important part of his life and he has often shared his feeling about them. Here’s what Karan said about his kids earlier in an interview:
“My life has changed since Roohi and Yash arrived. At 44, this is my biggest blockbuster. I still haven’t realised the enormity of what’s happened. They’re only two months old. And all they do is eat, sleep, burp, wail and poop. Kabhi khushi, kabhie gham! While I stare at them in wonder. But I can’t get over the fact that they are mine. It’s like a powerful switch has suddenly come on in my life, filling the emptiness in my personal space with new energy. I get teary-eyed just looking at them. It’s surreal to think of them as my daughter and son. It’s daunting even, but in a gorgeous way, when I wake up suddenly at night to remember that I have life breathing in the next room that I’m totally accountable for. My universe was Dad, Mom and films. But now there are Roohi and Yash. My two new friends.”
Karan’s letter will surely give strength to single parents who struggle while playing the roles of a mother and dad altogether.