Dhanush At Madras High Court
Dhanush At Madras High Court

Director, actor Dhanush appeared before Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday to verify birthmarks in connection with paternity claim made by an elderly couple.

The high court had on Saturday directed actor Dhanush to appear before it on Tuesday in relation with the case filed by a couple who claimed he was their son.

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The case was filed by Kathiresan, who claims to be the actor’s father. Kathiresan had submitted that there was a possibility of disfiguring of the ID marks of the actor, and simply filing it through an affidavit will not prove the petitioner’s case. He also submitted that the birth certificate filed by the actor was not genuine, and his name and the registration number were not mentioned in it.

In the school transfer certificate, it was mentioned that Dhanush belonged to the Scheduled Caste.

However, film director Kasthuri Raja, who claims to be the actor’s biological father, belonged to Naicker community (BC) from Theni district, Kathiresan claimed.

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The family card filed to substantiate that Dhanush belonged to the family of Kasthuri Raja was also manipulated, he alleged.

The petition filed by Dhanush is false and the same could be proved only during the trial by the trial court, he said.

Dhanush, the son-in-law of ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth, had in January last moved the high court, seeking quashing of the trial case pending in a lower court in Melur near Madurai, wherein the couple Kathiresan and Meenakshi had claimed to be his real parents and sought a monthly maintenance of Rs 65,000.