A Madurai-based couple had earlier claimed that Dhanush was their third son who ran away to act in films, and sought maintenance of Rs 65,000 per month.

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news Controversy Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 10:57

Actor Dhanush, on Friday, May 20, sent a legal notice to a Madurai-based couple who had claimed that he was their biological son, warning that he would be constrained to file a defamation suit for Rs 10 crore. Kathiresan and Meenakshi had claimed that Dhanush was their biological son and that he was their third son. They also said that he had run away from home to act in movies and had sought a maintenance amount of Rs 65,000 per month from him.

Dhanush and his father Kasturi Raja sent a legal notice to the couple through their lawyer Haja Mohideen Gisti, and asked the couple not to make such fake claims. The notice sent by the lawyer read, "My clients hereby call upon you both to desist from making false, untenable and defamatory allegations against them henceforth. Failing compliance, my clients will be constrained to approach the competent courts to protect their rights in this regard and prevent you from carrying such false claims."

The notice also said that if such claims were made in the future both Kathiresan and Meenakshi will be prosecuted for causing defamation and consequent loss of their reputation. The actor and his father also called upon the couple to issue a press statement stating that all the claims made by them are false and asked them to apologise. The lawyer also said in the notice that if the couple failed to do so they will be slapped with a suit of Rs 10 crore.

Dhanush, who according to records, is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, argued that he was born to filmmaker Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi. The court had called for a DNA test but Dhanush and his lawyers had declined it as the actor was asked by the court to undergo a medical examination to verify his identification marks and the results had proved inconclusive.

Actor Dhanush has several hit movies to his credit, including Asuran, 3 and Karnan. He had recently separated from the daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, Aiswarya Rajinikanth. His new Hollywood film The Gray Man is set to be released on OTT platforms soon.

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