Not too long after their fairytale wedding, Nayanthara and Vignesh welcomed twins through surrogacy. While the duo was showered with love and blessings from fans and loved ones, they have also attracted some controversy for taking the surrogacy route. Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian issued that there were too many “defaults’ in the process.
Subramanian quizzed the couple on whether the procedures were in cognizance of the Indian surrogacy laws. During a press conference on Monday, he stated that an inquiry will be conducted against Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan. “The surrogacy itself is subjected to a lot of debates. But, the law allows individuals to involve in surrogacy if they are above 21 years and below 36 years of age, with the approval of the family,” added the minister.
He also announced that he would direct the Directorate of Medical Services should conduct an inquiry into the matter on his direction. Let us tell you that commercial surrogacy is banned in India. The criteria to get adopt a baby is that the surrogate should be at least married once and should have her own child.
The surrogacy regulation bill, in effect from January 25, 2022, states that there will only be ‘altruistic’ surrogacy, which means that apart from the medical expenses and the insurance coverage of the surrogate, no other expenses will be covered by the intending parents.
Nayanthara and Vignesh got married in June earlier this year after seven years of courtship. Vignesh shared the pictures of the newborns, announcing their arrival in their lives. “Nayan & Me have become Amma & Appa. We are blessed with Twin Baby Boys. All Our prayers, and our ancestors’ blessings combined with 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. Life looks brighter & more beautiful (sic),” captioned the beaming dad in a recent post.
(Featured Image Credits: Twitter @nayanthara)