MUMBAI: Shahrukh Khan and Gauri are parents to baby boy AbRam – this is what SRK says about his new son.
“Amidst all the noise that has been going around, the sweetest is the one made by our new-born baby, AbRam.He was born prematurely by several months but has finally come home. Gauri and our whole family have been dealing with his health issues for a long time now. As a family our silence on this subject has been because of the personal nature of emotional strife that we have been going through due to his health.
We wish to make a special mention and thank Dr. Jatin Shah for his expertise and contribution. We also wish to thank all the other doctors, nurses and medical staff who have made his life possible. As trying were the times, we never lost hope that life always brings with it.Media reports in June said municipal officials in Mumbai were investigating allegations that the couple conducted a sex determination test on the foetus, which is illegal in India.
Despite laws banning tests to determine the sex of an unborn child, the killing of female foetuses is common in some regions of India where a preference for sons runs deep.
Khan did not comment on media reports till Tuesday.
“Just to put the record straight there was no sex determination for our child,” he said in the statement. “The baby was born much before the speculations of ‘sex determination’ and other ‘issues’ pertaining to the same were being raised in the media by some organisations.”
Khan, arguably Bollywood’s biggest star, married Gauri in 1991. They have two other children – son Aryan (15) and daughter Suhana (13).
Khan, best known for his 1995 hit “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, is currently promoting his new film “Chennai Express” that opens in cinemas in August.
In 2011, actor Aamir Khan and his filmmaker wife Kiran Rao had a baby boy with a surrogate.