It’s no secret that actress Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Karan Johar are very close. The ‘Razi’ actor considers Karan her mentor, a father figure and a best friend. Now Karan has revealed how he reacted to Alia’s pregnancy after she broke the big news to him. Speaking to a news outlet, Karan said he got emotional and started crying and felt like his baby was having a baby.
Karan told ETimes: “I cried. She came into my office. I remember having a bad hair day and sitting in a hoodie and hat. And that’s what she told me. And my first emotion was tears just came out and Alia came and hugged me. I remember saying, ‘I can’t believe you’re having a baby’.”
He further added: “It feels like your baby is having a baby. It was a very emotional moment for me, it still is! I’ve seen her grow from a girl to an outstanding artist to this beautiful confident woman. And I feel so much pride. She was my first outburst of being a parent. My first outburst of parenthood was when she walked into my office at 17. She is 29 today and these last 12 years have been magical for both of us. I have such a strong bond with her. I can’t wait to hold her baby in my arms. It’s going to be a very emotional moment, as close as it was to holding my own children in my arms.”
Alia has brought two films from Karan’s Dharma Production, namely ‘Brahamastra’ and ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani’. “Brahamastra,” which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, is set to be released on September 9th this year. ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani’ stars Alia alongside Ranveer Singh. The film also boasts veteran actors Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi and Jaya Bachchan. Alia will also appear with Ranveer in the first episode of Koffee With Karan 7.