Nayanthara & Wikki 'surrogacy' reports: TN govt to seek explanation

When asked about the same by mediapersons, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the Directorate of Medical Services from the State Health Department will seek a clarification on this.
Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan with their twin baby boys
Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan with their twin baby boysTwitter

CHENNAI: Unverified reports on surrogate children being born to actress Nayanthara and her director husband Vignesh Shivan have invited all kinds of criticisms and speculations as commercial surrogacy is not allowed in India and only allustric surrogacy is allowed.

When asked about the same by mediapersons, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the Directorate of Medical Services from the State Health Department will seek a clarification on this. On the sidelines of an event on Monday, the Health Minister was addressing the media and was asked if the couple who got married four months can opt for surrogacy as the surrogacy laws have specific time period for the same. The law requires intended parents to be married for five years.

The Health Minister said that the compliance to rules and regulations would be investigated by DMS.

What does the law say?

As per The Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 that came into affect in December last year, a surrogate mother should be healthy and ideally between 21 and 35 years old, and she can opt for surrogacy only once in her lifetime.

The background:

Filmmaker Vignesh Shivan on Sunday said he and his wife, Nayanthara, have welcomed twin baby boys.

Shivan, who tied the knot with the actor in June, took to Twitter to share the news with fans and followers.

The director, known for Tamil movies said they have nick-named the newborns Uyir and Ulagam.

"Nayan & Me have become Amma & Appa. We are blessed with twin baby Boys. All Our prayers, our ancestors' blessings combined wit all the good manifestations made, have come 2gethr in the form Of 2 blessed babies for us. Need all ur blessings for our Uyir & Ulagam (sic)," he tweeted.

On the work front, Nayanthara is set to make her Hindi film debut with Atlee's "Jawan", fronted by Shah Rukh Khan.

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