"Reputation Ruined": Nora Fatehi records a statement against Jacqueline Fernandez in the defamation case

Nora Fatehi on Monday appeared before the Metropolitan Magistrate Kapil Gupta and recorded her statement in a defamation case filed by her against Jacqueline Fernandez and various media organizations.

Nora recorded her statement under 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) before the magistrate and told the court, "This defamation case has been filed against Jacqueline Fernandez and the various other channels and publications who have ruined my reputation in the public eye through false narratives". She also stated that they have called her a "gold digger" and accused her of having a relationship with Sukesh Chandrasekhar. The actress added, "They have called me a gold digger and accused me of having a relationship with a con artist (Sukesh Chandrasekhar) and included my name in an ongoing criminal case to divert attention away from them."

Nora also mentioned that she doesn't know the people involved in the case. “The reason why I’m filing this case is that the ongoing ED case involving con artist Sukesh, with which I have nothing to do, neither do I know these people. I was called at an event as a chief guest. I have been made a scapegoat in this case in the media, to safeguard certain people’s image, because I am an outsider and I’m alone in this country," she further added. 

Nora also summoned recompense for all the 'damage done to her career and reputation.' Her petition also mentioned, “A conspiracy by the accused No. 1 (Jacqueline Fernandez) to ensure the financial, social, and personal downfall of the complainant was hatched, and enacted by the said action."

For the unversed, Nora Fatehi filed a defamation case against fellow actor Jacqueline Fernandez in a Delhi court in December 2022. Reportedly, both Bollywood actresses have involvement in the money laundering case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar by Enforcement Directorate (ED). The case is currently being probed by the Delhi Police.