After Tamil director Vignesh Shivan and his actor wife Nayanthara announced that they welcomed twins in an Instagram post on Oct. 9, many fans wondered if the newlyweds were blessed with the babies through surrogacy. Although the couple did not share details, Tamil Nadu Health Minister M. Subramaniam told media on Monday that the government will conduct an investigation to ensure Vignesh and Nayanthara are following the correct guidelines while opting for the surrogacy method decide.
In an Instagram story Tuesday night, Vignesh shared a post that read, “Everything comes to you at the right moment. Be patient, be grateful.” In another Instagram story, the filmmaker shared something equally vague, which read, “Look for people who care, who are always there. Those who want something better for you are your people (sic).”
“According to the norms, people between the ages of 21 and under 36 can donate oocytes (oocytes or oocytes). We understand it could have happened this way…the Director of Health is being asked to check that this has been done according to norms,” Health Minister MA Subramanian had told the media. Earlier this year, the surrogacy law in India was amended to ensure it would not be exploited commercially. The law only allows for altruistic surrogacy when no other costs or expenses are borne by the expectant parents besides the surrogate’s medical expenses and insurance coverage. While Nayanthara and her husband have not commented on the details, reports suggest they may have fathered the babies before the law was changed.
On Oct. 9, Vignesh shared an adorable photo of himself and his wife Nayanthara kissing their twins’ feet. He had captioned the post: “Nayan and I have become Amma and Appa babies for us❤️ Need all your blessings for our Uyir & Ulagam. Life looks brighter and more beautiful. God is twice great (sic).”
After a relationship of almost seven years, Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan tied the knot on June 9th in Mahabalipuram. Her wedding was attended by many other celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth, Atlee, Vijay Sethupathi and Anirudh Ravichander.