Dhanush appears before court to reject couple's 'paternity' claim

Earlier on February 25, the Madurai Bench ordered Dhanush to appear before it on February 28 to verify his identification marks on his body.

The judge, awaiting the results of the doctor's verification, adjourned the case to Thursday for further arguments. An elderly couple R.Kathiresan (65) and K.Meenakshi (53) of Malampatti village in Melur Taluk of Madurai district filed a petition before the Judicial Magistrate (JM) Court at Melur during November last, claiming that the actor is their biological son and sought Rs 65,000 from him towards monthly maintenance.

Dhanush, who was accompanied by his mother Vijayalakshmi, had a tough time getting into the high court campus because of the crowd which had gathered to get a glimpse of the star. After the Melur court summoned Dhanush, the actor moved a petition in Madras HC seeking to quash proceedings.

A government doctor verified the identification marks on his body.

Dhanush has been involved in a freaky controversy where an aged couple from the Melur Taluk claim to be actor's real parents.

Justice G Chokkalingam of the bench passed the directions on the counter filed by Kathiresan, who claims to be the actor's father.

According to the birth certificate submitted by the actor, he was born on July 28, 1983.

The family card filed to substantiate that Dhanush belonged to the family of Kasthuri Raja was also manipulated, he alleged. Actually, the birth certificate was not genuine, as his name was not mentioned on it. "It has been mentioned in the certificate produced by the actor's side that Dhanush belongs to scheduled caste community". When a birth certificate is issue ten years after the child is born, it can not be issued without the child's name. However, Dhanush refuted these claims and his lawyer even asked for exemption from the verification as he had to be away for the shoot, outside India.

  • Salvatore Jensen