Filmmaker Karan Johar has revealed he cried when actor Alia Bhatt told him she was pregnant. In a new interview, Karan said that Alia had come to his office and after he collapsed, she gave him a hug. Karan also spoke about what his ‘first outburst of parenthood was really like’ with Alia Bhatt† He also said he “can’t wait to hold Alia’s baby in his arms.” (Read also | Alia Bhatt shares photo with Ranbir Kapoor from hospital, writes ‘our baby is coming’†
Last month, Alia announced on Instagram that she and her actor husband Ranbir Kapoor are all ready to embrace parenthood. “Our baby… is coming,” Alia wrote on Instagram, accompanying a photo from her ultrasound appointment. She also posted a photo with two lions and a lion cub. Karan responded to the post, saying, “The heart is bursting (red heart emojis).”
In an interview with Times of India, Karan said: “I cried. She came to my office. I remember I had a bad hair day and I was in a hoodie with a cap. And she told me this. And my first emotion was that tears came out and she came and gave me a hug I thought I can’t believe you’re having a baby It was like your baby had a baby It was a very emotional moment for me it’s still is !”
He also added: ‘I’ve seen her go from a girl to an excellent artist, into a beautiful confident woman. And I feel so proud. Because really, she was my first outburst as a parent. My first outburst of parenting was actually with her and she came into my office when she was 17. She is 29 today and these last 12 years have been magical for both of us because I share such a strong bond with her. I can’t wait to hold her baby in my arms. It will be a very emotional moment, so close to when I was holding my own children.”
Alia made her debut in Karan’s directorial Student of the Year (2012), a romantic comedy-drama. The film also stars Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Rishi Kapoor, Sana Saeed, Ronit Roy, Sahil Anand, Ram Kapoor and Farida Jalal. The film is written by Rensil D’Silva and Niranjan Iyengar and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Gauri Khan under the banner of Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment.
The duo is teaming up again on Karan’s upcoming film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film also stars Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Ranveer Singh. Alia will also be featured in Karan’s chat show Koffee With Karan along with Ranveer.