Actor Dhanush has been directed by a Judicial Magistrate Court in Melur to appear before the court, based on a petition filed by an elderly couple, claiming that they were his real parents. Kathiresan (60) and his wife Meenakshi (55), the residents of Malampatti in Melur taluk said Dhanush was one of their three children and that he was born at Government Rajaji Hospital in the city.
His real name was Kalaiselvan. Kathiresan and Meenakshi have now approached the court, requesting a monthly maintenance of Rs 65,000 from Dhanush. They further said Kathiresan, who was working as TNSTC conductor, attained superannuation recently. Though there are two other children, they are unable to manage their medical and other expenses. The couple tried to reach Dhanush a few times, but were never allowed to meet him.