Shah Rukh Khan under fire on surrogacy, foetus sex-determination reports (w/ Gallery)

Bollywood film actor Shah Rukh Khan gestures during a press conference. AFP/Getty Images

VANCOUVER DESI & IANS

New Delhi – Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is losing some love from the Indian community over his reported plans to have a baby boy through surrogacy.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Wednesday slammed Khan over those surrogacy and pre-natal sex-determination reports. “IMA strongly opposes any attempt or activity for pre-natal determination of sex of foetus,” the association said.

“We strongly feel that public figures like Shah Rukh Khan, who are role models for the youth, should set a precedent by their good acts and refrain from such illegal activities,” it said.

“A proper investigation should be done in this regard. Suitable legal action should be initiated not only on the guilty medical professional, but also the public who approach the doctor for carrying out such a determination,” IMA said.

Khan and wife Gauri already have a son and daughter, were reportedly planning their third child through surrogacy.

Pre-natal sex determination is illegal in India.

A provision for legal action and penalties exist in the PC-PNDT act, both for the medical professional involved and public who request such an action.

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Shah Rukh Khan in Vancouver (click on photo to enlarge)


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Shah Rukh Khan caused quite a commotion among fans who welcomed the Bollywood star to Canada upon his landing at Vancouver International Airport for the Times of India Film Awards on Friday, April 5, 2013. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

IANS 2013-06-19 20:26:07

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