Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has for the first time confirmed the premature birth of his and wife Gauri’s surrogate baby boy, AbRam.
The actor via a statement said, “Amidst all the noise that has been going around, the sweetest is the one made by our newborn baby, AbRam. He was born prematurely by several months but has finally come home.”
The 47-year-old said, “ Gauri and our whole family have been dealing with his health issues for a long time now.” Khan who is already a father to Aryan, 16, and Suhana, 13, said the silence on this subject has been because of the personal nature of the emotional strife that they have been going through due to AbRam’s health.
Khan refuted reports that the couple had conducted pre-birth sex determination test. “Just to put the record straight there was no sex determination for our child.
The baby was born much before speculation on ‘sex determination’ and other ‘issues’ pertaining to it began in the media. Suffice to say his coming home puts to rest completely the false and at times insensitive claims of sex determination and alleged illegalities.”
The superstar thanked 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.” He apologised to “all those other doctors and hospitals who had to face unwanted scrutiny and questioning by some parties.”
The actor appealed to all, to allow them to cherish their private moment as a family. He said, “Our son is a surrogate baby and the entire process is bound by strict confidentiality. We would appeal to all to allow us to cherish this private moment as a family. It seems unfortunate that I have to explain/clarify so many aspects for our new-born baby.”