The big Khan has finally broken his silence on the little one. Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has had a third child through surrogacy, says the much-publicised issue is a private and special matter for him.
“It is a personal and confidential matter. It is a little mix of sadness and happiness at this point of time and I would request everyone, including the concerned authorities, to show the same alacrity in finding out and doing the enthusiastic investigation they are doing on my baby upon other things they should be lending their thoughts to right now,” he said at the music launch of his upcoming film Chennai Express, in Mumbai.
Earlier on Thursday, civic officials confirmed having received the birth report of Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan’s baby boy, born with the help of a surrogate mother. As per the report, the baby was born on May 27, before rumours surfaced that a pre-natal sex determination may have been conducted on the child, thus squashing previous suspicion that made the Mumbai Municipal Corporation order an inquiry.
The 47-year-old was more interested in talking about the film than his family. “This is not the right time to talk about it ... we are going to get on the train baby, and not talk about my baby ... my baby will talk some other time,” he answered to the volley of questions about the newborn.
SRK and his wife Gauri have two other kids — son Aryan (16) and daughter Suhana (13). Asked how it feels to become father for the third time, King Khan shot back, “Ask your health reporter.”
Meanwhile, at the launch of the music of his August release, which co-stars Deepika Padukone, mediapersons were given ‘mund’ and ‘lungi’, the traditional attire of Tamilians, since the movie has Chennai as the backdrop. “It was quite an experience wearing a ‘lungi’ and it was helpful because we were shooting in a hot place,” said Shah Rukh. Padukone, for whom this is the second film with Shah Rukh after her debut film, Om Shanti Om (2007), said, “SRK is still the same. He is still very protective and caring about me.”