MUMBAI: ‘Chennai Express’ breaking major box-office records, and the birth of AbRam has surely put a big smile on actor Shah Rukh Khan’s face. But there are more reasons for the actor to be happy.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) who had earlier on the basis of an alleged complaint from activist Varsha Deshpande conducted an enquiry that Shah Rukh Khan had undergone a sex-determination test for his baby born through surrogacy, has told the High Court that the charges on the actor are baseless.
Varsha Deshpande, a social activist had filed a petition against the actor couple SRK and Gauri Khan under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Seclection) Act.
The metropolitan magistrate on 8 August issued notice to respondents and posted the matter for hearing on 12 September. An agitated Deshpande then approached the High Court asking for an early hearing and disposal of the case.
Meanwhile BMC Counsel MPS Rao told the High Court, “The Corporation has conducted an inquiry and found the complaint baseless.”
While the court also served notices to Jaslok Hospital and Firuza Parikh, where the actor had the surrogate child, the hospital cleared the air on the controversy. (Read STORY)
The BMC earlier also gave the actor a clean chit over the sex-determination row. (Read STORY)
With the BMC explaining the High Court that All Is Well, Shah Rukh Khan will be a relieved man. He can now be at peace shooting his latest venture ‘Happy New Year’ with director Farah Khan.