Sushma Swaraj lashes out at Aamir, SRK for opting surrogacy

Union Minister lashes out at Bollywood celebrities for opting surrogacy. While speaking at a media conference, she said that celebrities have made surrogacy a 'fashion' and 'shauq' (hobby).

Without naming any celebrities,Sushma Swaraj said that some celebrities who already have kids - both boys and girls – opted surrogacy to have another child as they 'don't want to put their wives in (labour) pain'.

"We have many examples of celebrities who have their own children, still they have gone for a surrogate child," she said.

Shahrukh Khan and Gauri have two children earlier, Aryan and Suhana but in the year 2012, they had their third child AbRam, who was born through surrogacy. Aamir Khan has two children Junaid and Ira from his first wife Reena Dutta but he has gone for surrogacy to have his third child with his second wife Kiran Rao. Their son Azad was born through IVF.

Recently, Tusshar Kapoor became a single father to his son Lakshya, who is born via surrogacy.

"I am pained to say that the procedure that started as a necessity, has become a hobby of sorts. This is not a thing for has become a fashion these days," she said while addressing a press conference in Delhi.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016. Union Cabinet gave nod to introduction of the bill seeking a complete ban on commercial surrogacy; only legally wedded Indian couples can opt for surrogacy.