Nora Fatehi files defamation suit against fellow actress Jacqueline Fernandez

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi who was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the Rs 200 crore money laundering case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar last week, today filed a criminal complaint against actress Jacqueline Fernandez in a Delhi court for allegedly defaming her by “unfairly dragging” her name into the case.

Fatehi who is a Canadian citizen has also included fifteen media organisations in her defamation suit which is likely to come up during the hearing scheduled on 19 December

The complaint says that defamatory statements were made by Fernandez in 'bad faith' and with 'mala fide intention' and were circulated by the media houses who have been named in the complaint with an intent to defame her.

Fatehi has said in the complaint that the allegations made by Fernandez, that Fatehi had received gifts from Chandrashekhar were totally wrong and that the only time she spoke to Chandrashekhar was when his wife, Leena Maria Paul, made her speak to him over speakerphone at the event in Chennai where the complainant was invited by Leena. 

She further says that she was gifted an iPhone and a Gucci bag by Leena at the said event and no gifts were ever received from Chandrashekhar.

On reports that she had received a luxury car from Chandrashekhar, Fatehi says that it was part payment to her brother-in-law Bobby Khan, who Chandrashekhar had approached for directing a movie.

The complaint mentions, "Since the complainant had never even spoken to Chandrashekhar let alone having met him, hence the imputation made by Fernandez and the subsequent publishing of the same by the accused media houses are untrue."

The court had on August 31 taken cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate and asked Fernandez to appear before it.

Fernandez, who has been named as a co-accused in the Chandrashekhar case has been summoned by the ED several times for questioning in connection with the investigation and has been granted bail by the court on November 15.

She has also been named as the accused in the supplementary charge sheet recently filed by ED in court and in a hearing on Monday, the court adjourned for December 20. Fernandez appeared before the court during the brief hearing.


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