Shahrukh Khan waves during the unveiling of TOIFA Bollywood awards in Mumbai, India. —Photo by AP
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly got into trouble with state health department for finding out the sex of his unborn child through surrogacy. Last week media was abuzz with reports that King Khan and his wife Gauri were set to have a boy through surrogacy.
The radiologists' association has asked the state health department to inquire into news and find out how the star couple has got to know about the sex of their unborn child when sex determination is illegal in India.
Sources have revealed that state's Indian Radiological and Imaging Associations (IRIA) has objected to King Khan finding and revealing the sex of their unborn child in the wake of reports of skewed sex ratio across Maharashtra, including Mumbai. It is said they are contemplating strict action against radiologists for allegedly conducting illegal sex determination.
IRIA has demanded an investigation into the matter and has sent an email to the top state health department officials, including state health minister Suresh Shetty. It is also reported that if the news is confirmed then it means that celebs are breaking the law. This case has also gained momentum as the person who has been accused of determining the sex of the child is a celebrity and this will set a wrong example.
However, the star couple has refused to comment on it. Investigators are also trying to find out if the star couple got the sex determined outside India, where it is legal. — TOI