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Petition over in-laws’ loan aimed at defaming me, says Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday submitted in the Madras High Court that he was neither a guarantor nor the borrower in an alleged Rs. 65 lakh loan obtained by his son-in-law’s father. He said the petition has been filed with a view to defame him.

File photo of actor Rajinikanth.

The petitioner had submitted he had in 2012 advanced Rs. 65 lakh loan to Kasthoori Raja who had given a written assurance that if he failed to repay the borrowed money, Rajinikanth would do it.

When the matter came up for hearing on June 22, Justice Ravichandra Babu had issued notice to Rajinikanth and Kasthoori Raja seeking their replies.

Stating that if the financier’s contention was true that he had extended the loan, Rajinikanth said he should have filed a civil suit for recovery.

Besides, he said if at all Kastoori Raja used his name, the financier ought to have informed him (Rajinikanth).

“The financier cannot be heard to say that he advanced loan because my name was used and hold me liable for such loan. I am neither a borrower nor a guarantor. I am not liable in law to pay any money to the financier,” Rajinikanth said.

He also said he was suffering from mental agony and his image was sought to be spoiled in public at the behest of the financier.