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'Son' Strikes Back

Jayalalitha's disowned foster son blames her for all his ills

'Son' Strikes Back

FOR a much harassed Jayalalitha it has been the unkindest cut. While she was at the receiving end from her enemies, the AIADMK chief never expected her onetime foster son V.N. Sudhakaran to turn against her. Sudhakaran has not only distanced himself from Jayalalitha, who bathed him in crores for his wedding while she was in power, he blames her for the AIADMK debacle in the last assembly elections and accuses the former chief minister's camp of threatening his wife and child.

"After leaving Poes Garden, there has been no contact whatsoever with Poes Garden. On the other hand, I have been receiving threatening calls from that side regularly. My wife and my child are being abused over the phone," Sudhakaran told Outlook in an exclusive interview. The former foster son who also runs JJ TV, a satellite network he named after Jayalalitha, says he has found his true mission in life—working towards reviving MGR's legacy. Sudhakaran claims he has even turned spiritual, which is all part of "God's grand plan to launch him in public life".

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