Years ago Neha Dhupia had made a statement that “Only a skin show and ShahRukh Khan sells”. Little did the actress know that her line would turn a prophetically correct quote down the years.
SRK indeed sells! This time he is selling News, not only of Indian media but International media as well. From the Independent, Hollywood Reporter to the BBC, Sky News and Fox News, every press reporter is busy illustrating the whole of India orthodox and backward. Thanks to our favorite King Khan (who in the name of King is only acting as a pauper) and his beautiful wife for their surrogacy and gender-determination news.
Yes, we know he is ShahRukh Khan, the King Khan and his fans think he can never do anything wrong yet he keep courting up into controversies like anything. Initially, he smokes in public then fight with the security guards but they still support him giving lame excuses that the superstar loves his daughter and so he can go to any extent for her, even bad mouth the MCA officials. Well, agreed!
But if he really loves his daughter then why did he go for the gender-determination test? If he did not go then how come his close friend knows that the baby is a “boy?” Well, it doesn’t matter whether the gender-determination test was done in London, where it is not a crime unlike India. What matters is that he star has gone for such a test. And a superstar like him who represents India on a global level, this news or if at all it’s a rumor only brings shame to India. Look at the international media, how they are leaving no stones unturned in terming us orthodox and conformist once again.
ShahRukh Khan may have rights to do anything in his life but he cannot defame his country’s name through his ill-deeds. From the start of 2013, India on a global media was in news from all the bad things happened. From various attacks on women to forms of violence to assaults and so many other brutalities on women in India. The least we expected was India once again in the International news for all the wrong reasons and that too in the form of “ShahRukh Khan.”
Shah Rukh is not an ordinary guy. He was even voted as the most popular father in one of the recent polls. Several people in India and also abroad follow him like anything but every time instead of giving some exemplary conduct he ends up throwing in some major controversies, each time one step ahead. Surrogacy is still seen as a taboo in India, he could have literally went ahead by announcing his decision of going for surrogacy like Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, which could motivate several others to do so. But, instead he seems to be enjoying the speculations that are going around.
On one hand, the government, the NGOs, and the mango-man are trying their best to stop evil practices like Killing of Female Feticides, here comes the news that the star none other than our very own ShahRukh Khan goes for the gender determination of his child through surrogacy. Did he forget his celebrity status, the status of a celebrity that has its own flaw?
Well, I think, if the star so badly wanted a male baby, he could have adopted a baby boy through one of the orphans. Adoption is a noble cause and it could have brought a big difference in the society. But, it seems like Mr. Khan loves enjoying the media attention and this time from the International media too for all the wrong reasons. Taking into account his “No, I won’t comment on this surrogacy news” only further proves the whole mess. Perhaps, a publicity stunt for Chennai Express, oh ShahRukh give us a break! We had enough loving you for all wrong reasons…Not this time, please!
With so much controversies and scandals surrounding ShahRukh now and then, do you think he deserves to be even addressed as King Khan of the Bollywood?
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