Bollywood actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi have recorded fresh statements to Delhi’s Patiala House Court with regard to their alleged involvement in the conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s INR 200 crore exhortation case.
The actresses have made some shocking allegations against the conman and revealed how he introduced himself and all promises he made during their alleged relationship with him.
The conman’s money laundering case has been making headlines for quite some time now. It recently saw names of many other celebs like Nikki Tamboli, Chahatt Khanna, and others emerging.
Now in a recent development, Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez accused the conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar of lying to them. India Today has accessed the actresses’ statements in the extortion case.
As reported by the portal, Nora Fatehi said in a statement, “Many actresses are dying to be taken care of by Sukesh. Initially, I did not know who Sukesh was. Later, I thought he used to work at a company called LS Corporation. I neither had any personal contact nor did I ever have any conversations with him. I had no clue about this and I never met him. The only time I saw him was when the ED confronted me with him at its office.”
While Jacqueline Fernandez said in her testimony that Sukesh Chandrashekhar “played with my emotions and made my life hell.” She said, “Sukesh misled me, and ruined my career and my livelihood. “Pinky Irani (the woman who introduced the actor to the conman) convinced my makeup artist, Shaan Muthathil, that he (Chandrashekhar) was an important official from the Home Ministry.”
Jacqueline further said, “He introduced himself as the owner of Sun TV and claimed J Jayalalitha was his aunt. Chandrashekhar said he was a big fan, and said I should do films in South India too, and as the owner of Sun TV, they had many projects lined up. We should try to work together in south Indian movies. He never mentioned he was calling from jail or that he was in jail. He used to call from one corner with a curtain and a sofa in the background.”
“He did not contact me after August 8, 2021, and I later got to know he was arrested for impersonating senior government officials of the Home Ministry and the law ministry. Pinky Irani always had an intention of cheating me. I was fooled by Shekhar (the name used by the conman to interact with the actor). At the time I got to know about Shekhar’s criminal background, I got to know that his real name is Sukesh. Pinky was aware of Shekhar’s activity and background. But she never disclosed this to me.”
Last year, ED’s first chargesheet mentioned that Chandrashekar gave Fernandez gifts worth over INR 5 crore from the sum he swindled. It has named the actor as an accused, alleging that she was aware that the gifts were bought from the proceeds of the crime.
“Sukesh Chandrasekhar had given various gifts worth INR 5.71 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez from the proceeds of crime generated by criminal activities including extortion. “Chandrasekhar had put Pinky Irani, his long-time associate, and co-accused in this case to deliver the said gifts to her,” the ED had then said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline’s pictures with the conman got leaked, she shared a long note on her Instagram account and requested the media and her fans to not circulate her intimate pictures with Sukesh.
She wrote, “This country and its people have always given me tremendous love and respect. This includes my friends from the media, from whom I have learned a lot. I am currently going through a rough patch but I am sure that my friends and fans will see me through it. It is with this trust that I would request my media friends to not circulate images of a nature that intrude my privacy and personal space. You would not do this to your own loved ones, am sure you would not do this to me either. Hoping that justice and good sense prevails. Thank you.”
Chandrashekhar had claimed that he was in a relationship with the actress. Sukesh is a Bengaluru inhabitant who is currently the subject of 15 FIRs. He was previously accused of defrauding people in Bengaluru and Chennai out of numerous crores. He is currently detained in Tihar Jail in Delhi.