The reports of Shah Rukh going for a baby through surrogacy assume credence as the actor and his family have not denied them. The BMC’s move comes after a direction from Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty who asked them to look into the matter after NGOs and activists raised a hue and cry. “ We have come to know that Shah Rukh has gone to the same doctor that actor Aamir Khan went to for his surrogate baby. We have lodged a complaint against the actor, the trustee of Jaslok Hospital and Dr Firuza Parikh,” Varsha Deshpande, founder and activist of NGO Lek Ladki, said What would prove more damaging for Shah Rukh is that Deshpande claimed that the BMC should also investigate whether efforts were meant to ensure that the couple had deliberately gone for a male child Deshpande’s activism notwithstanding, the BMC seems to be dragging its feet on the issue On Monday, health department officials from the local ward office in Bandra visited Shah Rukh’s residence ‘ Mannat’ where the actor’s secretary told them that he wasn’t at home and that they had not done any kind of sex determination tests. Civic officials then quietly came back, taking the secretary’s word. In fact, they didn’t even bother to ask whether the actor was indeed having a baby through surrogacy Later, officials also spoke to the hospital authorities who claimed that they don’t conduct sex determination tests. The BMC took this version at face value as well “ We have asked for a report and we can’t comment unless we get the report,” Shetty said
For now though, Gauri and Shah Rukh are remaining mum on the matter.