Dhanush wins paternity case, HC quashes claims of couple claiming to be his parents

Dhanush with his father Kasthuri Raja
Dhanush had a rough few months over the paternity case and controversial social media posts by singer and RJ Suchitra related to his off-screen life. He has voiced his suspicion that someone else might be behind the couple’s bid to extract money from him. The couple later requested the court to conduct a DNA test on the actor as part of the proceedings. However, the actor had moved the Madurai bench of the HC requesting quashing of the proceedings in the lower court, citing lack of evidence in the case. However, things seem to be getting better for the actor in his career and personal life. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Dhanush had repeatedly denied the couple’s paternity claim, saying the respondents were not even remotely connected to him. 2017-04-21T12:15:14+00:00″>
Published:April 21, 2017 12:15 pm

File- Dhanush with his mother Vijayalakshmi at the Madras High Court
In a major relief to Dhanush, Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has dismissed the paternity suit of a couple from Melur who claimed to be actor’s parents. Dhanush even appeared before the Madurai bench to verify his birthmarks in order to prove he is not the son of R Kathiresan and K Meenakshi. Earlier this month, his directorial debut Pa.Paandi opened to positive reviews and did well at the box office. It started making headlines after a judicial court in Melur allowed the proceedings and summoned the actor to appear before the court based on the couple’s petition. Now, he is awaiting the release of VIP 2, which also stars Bollywood actor Kajol and is directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth. Last year, an elderly couple, R Kathiresan and his wife K Meenakshi, had shaken the Tamil film industry after they claimed they were the biological parents of actor Dhanush and demanded a monthly maintenance of Rs 65,000 from him. Work started on his long delayed project, Vada Chennai, a trilogy with director Vetrimaran. The actor, however, refused to take one citing privacy.