MID-DAY (March 6, 2017)

Actor-producer Dhanush has come under the spotlight after a series of photographs, allegedly of him, along with other Kollywood stars, began surfacing online from South Indian singer and former RJ Suchitra’s Twitter account on Friday.

The images follow a series of allegations the singer made against the actor, including that his team had manhandled her in Coimbatore last month, with further reference to a “lousy game” being played on his behalf. Surprisingly, while Dhanush took to Twitter to promote his upcoming film, and also that of father-in-law Rajinikanth, he made no reference to the tweets.

While the singer claimed on the social networking platform, that her account had been hacked, fresh images and videos of actors, including Sanchita Shetty and Anuya, were leaked through the same account yesterday morning. There were also allegations that Dhanush and his music composer-friend Anirudh Ravichander had spiked Suchitra’s drink at a recent party.

This series follows a set of intimate photos of Dhanush, along with celebrities including Trisha Krishnan, Andrea Jeremiah, Anirudh, Hansika Motwani and Divyadarshini that were tweeted from Suchitra’s account on Friday. The singer later deleted them and claimed a private investigator had been appointed to find the hacker.

When asked why she wasn’t filing a complaint, she added that she was home-bound and her life was “under threat”. Soon after the photographs appeared on her timeline, her account was switched to the private mode, further fuelling speculation that the singer was indeed handling her account.