In an interview to DNA, Ashwin Srinivasan told that he is a gay and wants to spend the rest of his life with his male partner but his father is torturing him to marry a woman.
Ashwin has also claimed that he along with his partner Avi Mukherjee are being held captive in Chennai's tony First Avenue neighbourhood of Boat Club in close vicinity to the residence of his father.
"We're being held captive against our will and tortured by my father who wants me to break up with Avi, get married and have children to further the family line," said Ashwin Srnivasan was quoted by DNA as saying.
Ashwin told that he wants his father to give him his share of the family property and let him live life the way he wants with his partner Avi.
Ashwin also shared various letters written by Srinivasan, when being asked for proof, clearly stating his opposition to his son's relationship with another man.
The letters, all written on N Srinivasan's personal stationery between 2007 and 2008 are in possession of the newspaper.
One of the letters from Srinivasan to Ashwin dated June 20, 2007 reads, "Ash, you are my only son. Both your mother and I love you very much. You are aware of the hope I had for you," and advises, "I feel you need to do certain things to help yourself", before going to explicitly state, "I have saved money through my own hard work.
That is to say my wealth is self earned. I would like it go to my flesh and blood - I want a lineage to carry on the business. I can't give it to strangers.Therefore I think it will be good idea for you to marry a girl acceptable to us which probably might enable creation of a lineage."
Ashwin claims his father has now resorted to violence and threats after the letters failed to change his son's mind.
When DNA reached out to Srinivasan, he said, "This is a personal matter between a father and son. Why should I talk to you about it? I have no comment to offer."