Former Miss Teen Northeast Mahika Sharma, who is involved in social work, feels more than welcoming children through surrogacy, celebrities should think about adopting orphans. She says surrogacy is a "cup of tea for rich people".
After superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, actor Tusshar Kapoor became the latest Bollywood celebrity to announce the arrival of his son Laksshya, born last week through IVF and surrogacy.
Commenting on it, Mahika said in a statement: "Surrogacy is cup of tea for rich people. I feel adopting orphans is quite more important as it helps the child to live a better life in a family environment.
"When a person goes for surrogacy, he brings a new child to the world. So, I feel why bring a new one when many are already suffering from poverty and so on."
Mahika said that there should be more examples like actresses Raveena Tandon and Sushmita Sen, who have adopted children.
"Raveena, Sushmita and others have adopted and brought the child to a new state of living. They are an example of humanity. If I need to became a single parent, I'll better choose to adopt a child than go for surrogacy," Mahika said.