25/03/2015 9:16 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Rajinikanth: Never Gave Authorisation To Use My Name For 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth'

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Indian actor Rajinikanth arrives to attend the 70th Birthday celebration of Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai late October 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

CHENNAI — Superstar Rajnikanth today told the Madras High Court that he had no connection with any of the debts by Kasturiraja or that he authorized that person to use his name for any financial transaction as alleged by the financier.

This was stated by Ranikanth in his counter affidavit on impleading application by financier Mukanchand Bothra in a case filed by Rajinikanth to restrain Varsha Productions of Mumbai, producers of the movie "Main Hoon Rajinikanth" in using his name without his permission authorisation or consent.

Botra, in his impleding petition while claiming that Kasturiraja had borrowed finance from him with a surety by Rajnikanth to repay it in case failure by Kasturiraja to pay the debt amount, had stated "when Rajnikanth is feeling that his personality is affected because of the usage of his name in a film, he is not bothering about the debts taken by his relation to whom he stood guarantee."

Kasturiraja is the father of actor Dhanush who married the daughter of Rajnikanth.

In his reply, Rajnikanth submitted that the petition filed by him against Varsha productions is nowhere connected with the application filed by Bothra. He said "the said Bothra is the third party to the above petition and at no point of time he stood guarantee to Kasturiraja".

Justice R Subbaiah posted the matter for further hearing to March 25.

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