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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2783

The Fake Parentage Case Of South IndianActor Dhanush

Madurai, 29 March, (

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by Tamil actor Dhanush to April 11.

Venkatesh Prabhu, known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, writer, lyricist, and playback singer and well known face of Tamil cinema. Dhanush made his film debut with film Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002), directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. In 2011,

Dhanush received international attention with his popular song "Why this Kolaveri Di".

The actor, the son-in-law of South Indian ‘Super Star,’ Rajanikanth, moved the court seeking to quash the proceedings in a judicial magistrate court in Melur on a case filed by a couple who claim to be his parents.

The entire case had started when Kathiresan and Meenakshi had claimed that Dhanush was their son and that he owed them maintenance charges.

The couple -- R Kathiresan (65) of Madurai and his wife Meenakshi (53) - moved the court seeking maintenance from the actor claiming that the actor was their son.

When the actor's case came up for further hearing before justice P N Prakash, the couple's side wanted the court to adjourn the it to some other date as they wanted to engage a senior counsel.
It may be recalled that the actor stated that he was not the Kathiresan- Meenakshi couple's son and also that somebody was behind them to extract money from him.

However, the couple mentioned that their son (Dhanush) has a mole on the collar and a scar on the forearm, which the actor denied.

Following this, the court ordered verification of Dhanush's identification marks and also raised some queries about the mole and the scar.

The report denied the couple's claim about the identification marks. The couple's counsel S Titus alleged that the identification marks mentioned by the couple were removed by using laser technic. "

The court asked both the parties, "Why did you (both sides) not apply for the certified copy of the court order?"

Everybody is talking about the order. In-camera proceedings are different from applying for the certified copy of the court order," the judge said and adjourned the case to April 11.

"If the parties followed the procedure, the order would have become a public document. Accordingly, the doctors did the task and filed a report before the court.

- Asian Tribune -

Venkatesh Prabhu, known by his stage name Dhanush
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