shahrukhandgauriThe King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons this time, as it has been reported that health officials in India are investigating reports that the actor and his wife know they are expecting a baby boy.


Suresh Shetty, the Maharashtra state health minister has said he has instructed his officials to conduct an official inquiry into this matter. An Indian medical association had written to the ministry, calling for the investigation.


Sex tests before birth are illegal in India.


Local media has reported that the 47-year-old and his wife Gauri Khan, who have a teenage son and daughter, are expecting another son by surrogacy. It is said Shah Rukh and his wife have not yet commented on reports of the pregnancy or gender.


Sex tests using ultrasound were banned in 1996 in India to stop the practice of female foetuses being aborted because of a preference for sons.


At the time of going to press there has been no official word from Shah Rukh Khan or his wife Gauri.