Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan (Reuters)
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan Reuters

If the latest rumours are to be believed then Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri will be parents to a baby boy this July.

According to a report published in Mid-Day, the couple, who preferred not to publicise the matter, will have their third child through surrogacy.

"The baby is a boy, so Suhana will now have another brother after Aryan. It was entirely Gauri's decision to go in for surrogacy," the tabloid quoted a B-Town insider as saying.

Gauri was keen to have a third child and the couple reportedly consulted the same doctor that Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao had consulted about having their son Azad Rao Khan. Azad was also born through a surrogate mother in December 2011.

Shah Rukh and Gauri tied the knot on 25 October, 1991 and are parents to two children - Aryan (15) and Suhana (13). The celebrity family is reportedly preparing for the arrival of the new member for which secret preparations are being made in their luxurious "Mannat" residence.

While the rumour of the third child has been doing rounds for a while, neither the star couple nor a spokesperson on behalf of the 47-year-old actor has made any comments on the same. 

Reports of Shah Rukh becoming a father to a baby boy comes a day after the trailer of the year's much anticipated film "Chennai Express" was launched. The film starring Deepika Padukone in the female lead is produced by Gauri.