Actor Dhanush appeared before the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Tuesday in a paternity claim case. An aged couple, Kathiresan (65) and Meenakshi (53), had filed a case claiming that the actor was their son who ran away to become a movie star when he was in class XI in 2002.
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.
The judge then ordered verification of identification marks to be carried on Dhanush’s body to see if they matched the couple’s contention that they are his biological parents.
The verification process for the actor’s birthmarks was carried out by the dean of Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and his team at the registrar (Judicial) G Ilangovan’s chamber, reported The Hindu.
The judge, awaiting the results of the doctor’s verification, adjourned the case to Thursday for further arguments.
The popular actor had moved the Madras high court bench in Chennai on January 25, seeking quashing of a case filed in a lower court by an elderly couple. He had also sought a stay on the proceedings pending in the judicial magistrate’s court at nearby Melur.
When the petition by Dhanush came up for hearing, Justice G Chockalingam directed the couple Kathiresan and Meenakshi to file their counter and posted the matter to February 8.
In their petition before the judicial magistrate’s court, the couple claimed the actor was their third son and also sought maintenance of Rs 65,000 per month from the actor as they could not fend for themselves.
They submitted that Dhanush was a school boy when he ran away to Chennai. They could not trace him then but recognised him while watching his movies, they said. Their efforts to meet him at Chennai had failed, they said.
The actor denied the submissions, saying “their entire statement is false”.
With Press Trust of India inputs
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