Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan has been blessed with a baby boy via a surrogate mother. However, the couple is entangled in controversy following reports that they had opted for a pre-birth sex determination test for this baby.
Manisha Mhaiskar, the Additional Municipal Commissioner of the Mumbai civic body (BMC) has confirmed the birth. As per the details in the birth report, the baby boy was born on May 27 to parents listed as Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Shah Rukh Khan at the Masrani Hospital for Women in suburban Andheri. As per reports, the child was born at 34 weeks of pregnancy and weighed 1.5 kg at birth.
This one is the third issue from Shah Rukh and Gauri besides a 15-year-old son Aryan and a 13-year-old daughter Suhana.
The surrogate mother in this case is speculated to be Gauri’s sister-in-law Namita Chibber but nothing has been confirmed so far.
However, the celebrity couple has missed to celebrate birth of their baby being entangled with the controversy regarding a pre-birth sex determination test. Some media reports had claimed that the couple had conducted a pre-birth sex determination test of this baby.
Based on these media reports even an Advocate had filed a complaint with the State government as well as the BMC against the actor for allegedly selecting and revealing the sex of the fetus. Acting on this complaint, the BMC had sent a team to Khan’s residence ‘Mannat’ last month to ascertain the facts since Gender testing is banned in the country under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) Act. However the team was turned away.
It seems Shah Rukh is paying for being a celebrity. He has chosen to keep silent on the present issue.