The actress stated that the conman had also claimed to be the owner of Sun TV.
Last Updated: 10.10 AM, Jan 19, 2023
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez recently gave her statement in the money laundering probe against Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The actress, in a statement to Delhi's Patiala House Courts, talked about how she had been conned by Sukesh.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, Jacqueline revealed that Sukesh had introduced himself as the nephew of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, and had also claimed to be the owner of Sun TV. The accused had reportedly claimed to be a huge fan of Jacqueline, advising the actress to more projects in South Indian cinema. He had also promised to have many projects lined up for Jacqueline as well.
The actress said that Sukesh had not only misled her, but had ruined her career and livelihood as well. She said that it was only much later that she came to know about how Sukesh was arrested for impersonation of ministry officials. She had gotten to know of his real name only by that time too.
Jacqueline also claimed in the statement that Pinky Irani had been fully aware of Sukesh’s activities and background, but chose not to disclose anything to the former. Pinky had been the one to introduce Jacqueline to Sukesh. The latter is accused of extorting money from a number of people, including celebrities, businesspersons and politicians.
Meanwhile, Jacquiline had five releases last year, including Akshay Kumar’s Bachchhan Paandey, John Abraham’s Attack, Kiccha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona, Akshay’s Ram Setu and Ranveer Singh’s Cirkus.
The actress will next be seen in Aditya Datt’s upcoming directorial Crakk, which will see her share the screen with Vidyut Jammwal and Arjun Rampal. The film was announced in October last year, and is touted to be India’s first extreme sports action film. Aditya has also written the film, which will be produced under the banners of Action Hero Films & PZ Pictures.