Madurai Bench Of Madras HC Quashes Maintenance Case Against Actor DhanushApril 21, 2017 15:00
A maintenance case filed against Tamil actor, and Rajnikanth’s son-in-law, Dhanush, was revoked by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court(HC).
The case was filed by a couple from Melur, Tamil Nadu. The actor, last month, appeared before the Madurai bench, in connection with the claims of an elderly couple, that he was their biological son. The bench headed by Chief Justice G. Chockalingam, ordered the Government doctors and the registrar of the HC, to verify his identification marks. The judge adjourned the case to March 2, for final hearing, after the completion of the authentication process.
The couple, R. Kathiresan (65) and his wife K. Meenakshi's (53), kept their petition before the judicial magistrate’s court, and claimed that Dhanush was their third son, Kalaiselvan. Additionally, the couple also sought a maintenance of Rs 65,000 per month from the actor. Dhanush, however, reportedly refuted their claims and said that this was a way to extract money from him.
According to the petition raised by the couple, the actor was a school going boy, when he ran away to Chennai. The couple could not find him, but recognized him while watching his movies onscreen. The actor, further clarified that his birth name was R. K. Venkatesh Raja, which was later changed in 2003, to Dhanush K Raja. The couple in their petition, said that the papers that were filed before the court clearly stated that his name was mentioned as Dhanush in 2002.