Suresh Shetty, who is the Maharashtra state health minister, has now asked his officials to conduct an inquiry into the incident after the Indian medical association had written to the ministry to advise an investigation.
In India, sex test before birth are illegal as it is part of an attempt to reduce the abortions of female fetuses, which is common in the country because of the nations cultural preference for boys.
Shetty has confirmed that they have received an email from the IRIA, the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association. He has confirmed that they will be submitting a report on the incident, and once they’ve completed their findings “appropriate action” will be taken.
A spokesperson for the IRIA told the BBC, “We’re demanding an inquiry, asking for the truth, we want to know who said what to whom.”
They then stated, “These rules are applicable to one and all … there cannot be one rule for the rich and one for the ordinary people.”
Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri already have a boy and a girl, and they have yet to comment on various news reports that they know the latest addition to their family, who is being born via a surrogate mother, is going to be a boy.
It has been alleged that the media reports could in fact be false or that the duo decided to have an ultrasound test conducted legally in another country.
An aide of the actor has refused to respond the incident, simply stating, “we are not commenting,” when asked about it. Doctors from the health department who visited the actor’s abode to question had to leave after he wasn’t at home when they arrived.