Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh and wife Gauri Khan have become proud parents of a third baby,a boy,via a surrogate mother.
Confirming the report,Additional Municipal Commissioner of the Mumbai civic body (BMC),Manisha Mhaiskar,told The Indian Express: “The BMC has received a birth certificate which carries the names of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan as the parents of the surrogate child.”
According to reports,the child was born on May 27th and that the surrogate mother is speculated to be Gauri’s sister-in-law Namita Chibber.
The child was born at 34 weeks of pregnancy and weighed 1.5 kg at birth,BMC sources said quoting report received from
Masrani Nursing Home.
It is mandatory for nursing homes and hospitals to register every birth in the city. The civic body issues birth certificates to parents on the basis of that report.
Reports further suggest that the baby boy was first taken to Nanavati Hospital and later shifted to Breach Candy Hospital but he is now at the Khan mansion Mannat.
However,instead of being able to enjoy the birth of their baby,SRK is embroiled in a major controversy following reports that the couple had opted for a pre-birth sex determination test.
“We are now in the process of establishing whether he is the biological child of the star couple. Once that is established,we shall ask them details of the sonography etc,to find out whether they did find out the child’s gender before birth,” added Manisha Mhaiskar.
Earlier,following a complaint based on media reports that a pre-natal sex determination test had been conducted,the BMC had sent a team to Khan’s residence last month to ascertain the facts. The team,however,was turned away.
Gender testing is banned in the country under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT)
Advocate Varsha Deshpande had filed a complaint with the State government and the BMC against the 47-year-old actor for allegedly selecting and revealing the sex of the foetus.
The superstar has,however,chosen to keep silent on the issue. Efforts to contact Shah Rukh failed even today.
Media reports also suggest that SRK will soon be meeting with the press to announce the birth of his baby boy. However,nothing is confirmed yet. (With additional reporting by Sharvari Patwa and PTI inputs)