An elderly couple in Madurai has moved a local court here last month claiming that they are the biological parents of actor Dhanush.
According to reports, the couple - Kathiresan and Meenakshi, approached the Judicial Magistrate Court in Melur in Madurai following which the court summoned the actor.
The actor has been asked to appear before the court on January 12 next year.
The couple even produced old photographs of Dhanush to support their claim. They alleged that Dhanush’s real name is Kalaiselvan and that he studied till class 10 at the RC Higher Secondary School and Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Melur.
They said that after Class 10, the actor went on to study at a private school in Tiruppathur in Sivaganga district.
Kalaiselvan left home in 2002 because of poor academic performance, they said, adding that he then went to Chennai to act in movies with the name Dhanush.
The couple had also asked for a monthly maintenance of Rs 65,000 from the ‘Thodari’ actor which the later refused.
When they tried to meet Dhanush in Chennai, the couple were denied permission, they said.
Dhanush, 33, is the son of filmmaker Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi. He also has an elder brother Selvaraghavan, who is a filmmaker by profession. The actor made his debut with the 2002 movie Thulluvadho Ilamai. He stepped into Bollywood in 2013 with Anand L. Rai’s movie ‘Raanjhnaa’. Dhanush is married to megastar Rajinikanth’s elder daughter Aishwarya and the couple has two kids.