Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said there was no sex determination for his and his wife Gauri Khan's surrogate baby boy, who has been named AbRam.
The actor on Tuesday issued a statement on his child for the first time and confirmed that the baby was born prematurely.
"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,´ he said in a statement.
"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," he said.
Amid controversies of sex determination, Khan said that no such act was done.
"Just to put the record straight there was no sex determination for our child. 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 said.
"Suffice to say his coming home puts to rest completely false and at times insensitive claims of sex determination and alleged illegalities," he added.
He also apologised to the doctors and staffs of the hospitals "who had to face unwanted scrutiny and questioning by some parties."
Confirming that the child was born through surrogacy, 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. Wish it were just a simple message of happiness on behalf of the family," the actor said.
Khan´s baby boy was born on May 27.
Khan and Gauri tied knot in 1991 after long years of friendship.
They have two children - son Aryan (15) and daughter Suhana (13).