Sukesh Chandrashekhar ruined my career: Jacqueline Fernandez says in court; 7 shocking statements made by her
Sukesh played with Jacqueline’s emotions
In a statement accessed by India Today, Jacqueline has told the Delhi’s Patiala House court that Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar has ‘played with my emotions and made my life hell.’ She further added that, ‘Sukesh misled me, ruined my career and my livelihood.’
Sukesh was introduced to the actress as a government official
Jacqueline has claimed that Sukesh was introduced to her as a government official by Pinky Irani and she felt that somebody was spoofing her. Talking about their meeting, the actress said that the two started speaking after Pinky convinced her makeup artist, Shaan Muthathil, that Sukesh was an important official from the Home Ministry.
Sukesh claimed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha was his aunt
Jacqueline was quoted saying, ‘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.’
Jacqueline revealed Sukesh used to call her from jail
Jacqueline revealed that she and Sukesh used to talk at least three times a day on calls and video calls. She said, ‘He used to call in the morning before my shoot, through the day, and at times at night before she would go to sleep.’ ‘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,’ the actress further revealed.
They last contacted on August 8, 2021
The actress claimed that she and Conman Sukesh last spoke on call on August 8, 2021 and he did not contacted her after that day. ‘I later got to know he was arrested for impersonating senior government officials of the Home Ministry and the law ministry,’ said Jacqueline.
Pinky Irani was aware of everything
Jacqueline stated that Sukesh and Pinky always had an intention of cheating her. ‘I was fooled by Shekhar. At the time I got to know about Shekhar’s criminal background, I got to know that his real name is Sukesh,’ she said. The actress further claimed that Pinky was aware of Sukesh’s background and everything but she never revealed this to her.
Private jet travel
Jacqueline revealed that when she had to travel to Kerala, Sukesh asked her to use his private jet. He also organised a helicopter ride for her in Kerala. She said, ‘On the two occasions when I met him in Chennai, I travelled in his private jet.’
About the case
Since December 2021, Jacqueline has been under the scanner for being involved in a money laundering case involving Rs 200 crore. The investigation is being carried out by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) who questioned the actress. In August 2022, the Enforcement Directorate named Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in the same money-laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
About Jacqueline’s work
On the professional front, Jacqueline has featured in many popular films including Race 2, Housefull 2, Kick, and Judwaa 2 to name a few. Recently, the actress was seen in Rohit Shetty directorial ‘Cirkus’ which also starred Ranveer Singh and Pooja Hegde.
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