The birth of Shahrukh Khan’s youngest son AbRam was shrouded in controversy as SRK and his wife had allegedly conducted a gender determination test before the baby was born through surrogacy.
A social activist Varsha Deshpande had alleged this and filed a complaint in a magistrate’s court, seeking legal action against the superstar and his wife Gauri and the Jaslok Hospital under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT). Later on, the magistrate struck off the complaint and prompted the activist to appeal in the Bombay High Court, which has now issued notices to the SRK and his wife; challenging the order of magistrate refusing Deshpande’s application for documents related to the third child of the couple.
Mr. Deshpande has sought documents regarding the process of surrogacy and documents collected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in its inquiry into the case.
Uday Warunjikar, who is the lawyer of Mr. Deshpande, said; “The magistrate rejected our application seeking production and verification of documents following which we approached the High Court.”
Justice R P Sondurbaldota issued notices to the King of Bollywood and his wife Gauri, Jaslok Hospital, and the civic body, and sets a hearing on 10th of January next year.