The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accused the popular Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez of being involved in money laundering and extortion with a conman. She has been named in the case along with the conman, named Sukhesh Chandrashekhar.
The ED has filed a charge sheet against Jacqueline for laundering INR200 crores and charged Chandrashekhar for extortion. According to the charge sheet, the actress has assets of INR7.12 crore as fixed deposit and INR15,00,000 as cash which are the proceeds of the crime.
Jacqueline said that she had not talked to Sukhesh since 2021. She added that he claimed to hail from Jayalalitha, a political family, and owned Sun TV.
The actress is now facing the danger of a boycott from the Bollywood industry, which could end her acting career. While talking anonymously to a private news portal, a filmmaker said that no director was ready to sign Jacqueline for new projects, and she was losing work quickly.
The lawyer of the Sri Lankan diva said that her client was a victim of criminal conspiracy, and she had handed over all information as demanded by the ED. He added that agencies should acknowledge that she had been conned and cheated.