Jacqueline Fernandez’s lawyer responds as Nora Fatehi sues her: ‘Will respond legally’

Actors Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate as it investigates conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar's money laundering case.

Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi have been questioned in a money laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Nora has now filed a defamation case against Jacqueline, claiming the latter “made defamatory imputations” against her for “malicious reasons” with an intent to “destroy her career to further her own interests”.

It was reported that Jacqueline has given a written statement to the appellate tribunal, PMLA, that she was “falsely implicated by ED even as other celebs such as Nora Fatehi who had received gifts from Chandrashekhar had been made witnesses”. Nora’s plea read, “Jacqueline Fernandes sought to criminally defame the complainant in order to destroy her career to further her own interests, since they are both working in the same industry and have similar backgrounds, amongst other reasons.”

Jacqueline’s lawyer Prashant Patil, however, held that the actor has never spoken ill about Nora on any public or private platform and avoided talking about the Enforcement Directorate proceedings. In an interview with Times of India, Prashant further said that they have not received any defamation suit copy from Nora and if they do, they will respond to it legally.