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

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Feb.28 (ANI): 'Kolaveri Di' fame star Dhanush appeared before the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday in connection with an elderly couple's claim that he's their biological son. A bench headed by the Chief justice G Chockalingam ordered the government doctors and the registrar of the high court bench to verify his identification marks. After the authentication process, the judge adjourned the case to March 2 for final hearing. Reportedly, the actor refuted their claim stating that this was a way to extort money from him. In their petition before the judicial magistrate's court, the couple - R Kathiresan (65) and his wife K Meenakshi's (53) 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. According to the plea, Dhanush was a school boy when he ran away to Chennai. The couple could not trace him then but recognised him while watching his movies. But the actor clarified that his birth name R K Venkatesh Raja was changed to Dhanush K Raja in 2003. The coupe's side further added that the papers that were filed before the court clearly stated that his name was mentioned as Dhanush in in 2002. (ANI)