Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has filed a defamation suit against Jacqueline Fernandez.
According to a report in India Today, Nora has alleged that Jacqueline made “defamatory imputations due to malicious reasons”.
“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,” Nora Fatehi said in her plea.
Nora said she lost brand deals and several shows after Jacqueline’s statements. She added that her reputation has been ruined because of her media trial.
Nora has filed a defamation suit against Jacqueline at a Delhi court following Jacqueline’s written pleading before the court where she submitted that “she was being falsely implicated by the ED while celebs such as Nora Fatehi who had also received gifts from conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar had been made witnesses.”
However, Nora has stated that he did not receive any gifts from Sukesh and that she is not linked to the conman directly.
Reportedly, Nora also named several media houses in her defamation plea and alleged that the “collective hounding of her by multiple media houses is akin to a mob lynching.”
Alleging that her name has been ‘unfairly dragged’, the Street Dancer 3D actress added that it happened “at the behest of Jacqueline Fernandez.”
On the other hand, Jacqueline’s lawyer stated that the actress has ‘utmost respect for Nora’.
Both the actresses were questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case lodged against conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.