Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate(ED) within the Rs. 200 crore money laundering case towards Sukesh Chandrasekhar. They are being investigated for allegedly receiving luxurious items from the conman.
Reportedly, the items acquired by Jacqueline and Nora which embody luxurious automobiles, jewelry, and luggage had been introduced by the conman utilizing the Rs. 200 crore he allegedly extorted from a businessman’s wife. In the cost sheet filed by ED, Sukesh gifted Nora a BMW car in December 2020. However, the actress mentioned that the car was given to her by Sukesh’s wife Leena Maria in trade for participation in an event in Chennai. In her assertion, she mentioned that she was a sufferer within the case and has nothing to do with the money laundering case.
When Nora was known as in for questioning by the ED she was requested whether or not she knew or met Sukesh earlier than the December 2020 event in Chennai. in response to studies in India Today, Nora instructed ED, “No, I didn’t know who he was or nor have I ever spoken to him previous to the event.”
Nora additionally mentioned that she has by no means used the Signal software. This was in response to Sukesh claiming that he had known as Nora on December 20, 22020 to tell about the car he could be gifting.
Further, when requested if it was Leena Maria Pual who introduced on the event that Nora could be gifted a brand new car, the actress mentioned, “Yes, when the event started, she and a few different individuals together with two videographers got here to the suite to gift me and to take footage with me. They had been taking pictures movies whereas they had been handing me the massive inexperienced Gucci field and the iPhone”.
Nora mentioned that there have been many witnesses when she was gifted the car and that Leena additionally had a person on telephone on the loudspeaker whom she known as her husband. “She [Leena] didn’t point out any particulars. She simply stored him on the loudspeaker and he was thanking us for coming and saying – they’re enormous followers of mine,” Nora mentioned.
“She [Leena] then introduced – We are gifting you a brand-new BMW car for your self from our facet as a token of affection and generosity. Everyone within the room was pleasantly stunned. I keep in mind additionally saying – wow thanks however that is an excessive amount of. I can not, however I simply went with the movement as a result of I wasn’t actually certain if this was simply for present in entrance of the cameras or in the event that they actually meant it. But they stored insisting,” Nora added. The actress additional mentioned that Leena expressed pleasure for Nora to be judging her employees dance competitors. When Nora requested the individuals round whether or not it’s regular for actors to get items, she bought a optimistic response.
“The incontrovertible fact that Ms Leena introduced this whereas the cameras had been rolling in entrance of individuals for me is taken into account an official skilled announcement on the event as a result of my work had started the minute I acquired them and the minute they got here with the cameras and folks,” Nora instructed the ED.
She added, “I and Leena by no means mentioned the car individually after or earlier than the event. Any dialogue about the car occurred in entrance of individuals and by no means alone. The dialog with Ms Leena about the car occurred as soon as in my suite in entrance of everybody. That’s all.” Nora additionally mentioned that she by no means acquired items from Sukesh earlier than or after the event. The solely items she acquired was through the event for Leena.
Nora was additionally requested if she purchased luggage from the Gucci story in Mumbai’s Palladium Mall after the event. “I didn’t purchase any Gucci luggage from the mall after the event. However, I visited the Gucci retailer for Christmas purchasing the place I bought some items for my relations/mates/administration. At the time, I requested the Gucci consultant if it was doable to trade a gift that I acquired as I did not like the color. She mentioned – you need to ship it over and I’ll get the colour modified so long as it’s model new. I made my purchasing purchases through my card,” mentioned Nora.
Asked if she bought any bag from Palladium Mall, the cost for which was made by Sukesh Chandrashekhar, Nora Fatehi responded with: ” No! Hell no!”
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