Surrogacy children are precious children, but behind such preciousness there must be a NECESSITY for it to be counted PRECIOUS. But when the only reason for surrogacy is a whim to choose a gender or to have one more biological child, beyond the recommended two (in India) is not only anti-social but simply CUSSED!
Sure, it is not anybody’s business to recommend the number of children a person may WANT have.
So I told my sharp friend that Shah Rukh Khan, a Hindi actor, had had a surrogate baby, he was not merely sceptical but dragged my mind to a remote possibility- not altogether pleasant. He said, “SEE MY FRIEND, HAVE YOU READ THE LATEST STORY A BOUT A NOW GROWN UP MAN, WHO HAD EARLIER TESTIFIED BEFORE A COURT OF LAW IN THE US, STATING THAT HE WAS NOT SEXUALLY MOLESTED BY MICHAEL JACKSON?“
I said in the affirmative and while still wondering about the connection between the topics, he said, “DO YOU ALSO KNOW THAT MILLIONS OF $ WERE PAID TO THOSE KIDS FOR OBTAINING THEIR SILENCE BEFORE THE COURTS?” I said YES. So what has Michael Jackson’s story gotta do with our Shah Rukh Khan’s surrogate kid?
He said, “No one except SRK, Gauri Khan and the surrogate mother may know the whole story. And now that the people concerned are not willing to talk and SRK has added a new spin of “sadness” to the undisclosed reason, why don’t you speculate and see the connection?”
I was still lost as my imagination was not taking me to such Poesque heights.
So he butt in and said, “See my dear pal, MJ managed the matter in the courts and had to pay enormously each time an abused kid’s relatives threatened MJ. Thankfully MJ passed away before these kids grew a spine and revealed the FACTS. Otherwise, he’d have had criminal charges brought against him. In this case at home, is it not possible that the donor egg was also from the surrogate mother?”
I said, “I don’t know. I believe that it could be G’s. But as you said it could be the surrogate mother’s egg too!”
He said, “IN WHICH CASE, IS IT NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE HERO COULD HAVE PLAYED THE VILLAIN ‘NATURALLY’ ON THE SURROGATE MOTHER?
Possible, I said.
THEN TO ENSURE THAT RAPE CHARGES ARE NOT BROUGHT IN A FUTURE DATE THAT THE VICTIM HAD BEEN CONVERTED INTO A SURROGATE MOTHER- Is it not possible?
I could not tolerate such distasteful speculation on the macabre. I said, “Boss, let us think well of others and give everyone a benefit of doubt. And as SRK has said, let us be patient and hear the sad side of his story before making up our minds.
OH ST.MOVID! The only thing missing is a halo at the back of your head. Grow up and think up all possibilities, however remote they might be. Let us forget about all those bored celebrities who adopt children from different continents, remove their breasts at the slightest hint of a research suggesting a defective gene or even attributing throat cancer to cunnilingus. They have to be innovative and as they are in the waning phase of their celebrityhood, they concoct issues never thought up before.
GOD KNOWS WHY ANY CELEBRITY DID ANYTHING NOW-A-DAYS!