Dhanush parentage case: Melur couple claims he is their son; actor presents himself in court

A day after he helped his sister-in-law Soundarya Rajinikanth wiggle out out of a potential court case, Tamil actor Dhanush appeared in the Madras High Court in relation to another case.

Dhanush. Getty Images.

Dhanush. Getty Images

Hindustan Times reports that an elderly couple from Melur, R Katharesan and Meenakshi from Manampatti village, claimed to be Dhanush's parents. They argued that he is their third child, who ran away from home in Class 10, in order to become an actor. They filed a petition in a local court asking the actor to pay a maintenance of Rs 65,000 per month as they were unable to fend for themselves.

The Times of India reports that Dhanush rubbished their claim and filed a case in the Madras High Court to quash the petition filed in the lower court. In response, the High Court asked Dhanush to submit his education certificates which prove that he studied in Chennai.

The New Indian Express reports that he also submitted his birth certificate, which the couple alleged is a fake one. They argued that Dhanush's birth date is 7 November, 1985. They also informed the court about two birthmarks on Dhanush's body — a mole on left clavicle bone part and a scar on left elbow.

Deccan Chronicle reports that the Madras High Court did not rely on an affidavit filed by Dhanush claiming that he has no such birthmark, on grounds of tampering with them surgically. They summoned him to the court, asking him to submit himself to a medical examination, to be conducted by MR Vairamuthu Raju, Dean, Government Rajaji Hospital and two other doctors. They were instructed to check whether the birthmarks have been medically removed or not. The doctors conducted the examination and submitted their report to the judge in a sealed envelope.

The next hearing is scheduled for 2 March.

Published Date: Mar 01, 2017 12:24 pm | Updated Date: Mar 01, 2017 12:24 pm