Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan today confirmed that he has a new baby, but was cryptic about details including the sex of his third child.
"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," said Shah Rukh Khan. (Watch)
"Having said that when the sad part of it gets over of course I will share everything with you. So, this is the last question, get on the train baby...my baby will talk some other time", the actor said this evening.
In the last few weeks, he has not commented on allegations of a prenatal sex test.
A spokesman at Mumbai's municipal body said they have received confirmation that a baby boy was born in May to Khan, 47, and his wife Gauri.
"Andheri hospital has informed the BMC health authorities that a boy was born on May 27, 2013," said Vijay Khabale Patil, a spokesman for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
"The father's name was Shah Rukh Khan and the mother was Gauri Khan," he told news agency AFP.
The baby is widely reported to have been born by surrogacy, an arrangement in which a woman carries the child of another couple.
The news that the birth was as far back as May means the child was born before rumours surfaced in the media that the Khans were expecting a boy, raising suspicions of an illegal sex test on the foetus.
On seeing the reports, the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association wrote to the health officials demanding an investigation.
Khan, star of "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" ("The Braveheart will get the Bride") and "My Name Is Khan", topped the first Forbes India Celebrity 100 list earlier this year with annual estimated earnings of 37.7 million dollars or around Rs 227 crores.