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'Sukesh Chandrashekhar Ruined My Career': Jacqueline Fernandez Tells Delhi Court

Jacqueline Fernandez, accused in a 200 crore extortion case has now become a witness, along with Nora Fatehi.

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday, 18 January, told a Delhi court about her alleged involvement in the Rs 200 crore extortion case, stating that the accused, Sukesh Chandrasekhar, has "ruined" her career, as per a report by IANS.  

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Moreover, Jacqueline has now become a witness in the extortion case, the third supplementary chargesheet revealed, according to a report by The Indian Express.

What did Jacqueline state? Jacqueline stated that Sukesh had introduced himself as the owner of Sun TV and claimed that late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was his aunt, as per the report.

She reportedly added, “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.” 

"Sukesh misled me, ruined my career and my livelihood," she said.

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Is Jacqueline now a witness? The actor was earlier accused of enjoying proceeds of crime from alleged conman Sukesh but has now turned witness in the case along with actor Nora Fatehi,  according to the third supplementary chargesheet, as per a report by The Indian Express.

What are the other developments in the case? In continuation of the report, EOW’s supplementary chargesheet has been filed against Pinky Irani, a TV anchor, accused of introducing several actresses to Sukesh. 

How is Nora Fatehi involved? Actor Nora Fatehi, who has been made a witness in the case as well, alleged that Sukhesh tried to connect with her with the promise of a BMW car and other expensive gift items and then asked her to later become his girlfriend, which “freaked out” her family members, as per the same report. 

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What is the case about? Sukesh is the prime accused in a Rs 200 crore money laundering scam. The case follows an FIR filed by Aditi Singh, the wife of former Fortis promoter Shivinder Singh. She claimed she was conned by the Sukesh, who extorted Rs 200 crore from her under the pretext of securing bail for her husband. 

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