Actor Dhanush has filed a petition in the Madurai High Court against the paternity claim by an elderly couple R Kathiresan and his wife K Meenakshi. Kathiresan said that, Dhanush is their son and was born at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on November 7, 1985. They are also claiming for a monthly maintenance amount of Rs 65,000 from Dhanush.
In his petition, Dhanush has stated it as a clear “case of blackmail.” He has also mentioned that he is born to Krishnamoorthy, now Kasthuri Raja, and Vijayalakshmi as Venkatesh Prabhu and then changed his name to Dhanush K Raja after venturing into films. He has submitted evidence to authenticate his birthdate as July 28, 1983, at the Government Children’s Hospital in Chennai’s Egmore.