Shah Rukh Khan in trouble over sex determination of unborn baby?

srkMumbai: The news that Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri are expecting a baby boy doesn’t seem to have gone down well with the Indian Radiological and Imaging Associations (IRIA).

According to a leading daily, the radiologists’ association has asked the state health department to inquire into news reports claiming that Shah Rukh’s child through surrogacy is a male.

Although the actor himself has not confirmed the news of the child reports last week had claimed that he and Gauri were all set to have a boy through surrogacy.

“We have written to the state health department to find out how the actor came to know about the unborn child’s sex when sex determination is illegal in India,” Dr Jignesh Thakkar, coordinator for the Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, IRIA said.

In the wake of the reports of disproportionate sex ratio across the state including Mumbai, radiologists are under the scrutiny for allegedly conducting illegal sex determination.

“Though filling of form F [mandatory while conducting an ultrasound] has nothing to do with sex determination, radiologists are caught for it under the act,” Dr Sanjeev Mani, senior radiologist, Holy Family Hospital, Bandra, said.

In the email sent to the top state health department officials – including state health minister Suresh Shetty – IRIA has asked for an investigation and action against all those concerned.

Doctors claim there is a breach of law in case of celebrities.

“If news reports are true then it is a clear that the celebrities can get away with breaking the law,” Thakker said.

However, PCPNDT Act does not apply in case the sex determination is done outside the country.

Talking to a tabloid, an insider had revealed the news of Shah Rukh having a third child through surrogacy a few days back.

“The baby is a boy. So Suhana will now have another brother after Aryan. It was entirely Gauri’s decision to go in for surrogacy,” the insider had said.

The duo was also said to have consulted the same doctor that Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao went to for their baby Azad – who was also born to a surrogate mother.

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