As a new intimate picture of Jacquline Fernandez and alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar made the rounds on social media on Saturday, the actress issued a statement urging the people to respect her privacy.
Taking it to an Instagram post, she requested not to circulate intrusive images and not to invade her privacy at a difficult time.
"This country and its people have always given me tremendous love and respect. This includes my friends from the media, from whom I have learned a lot. I am currently going through a rough patch but I am sure that my friends and fans will see me through it,” the statement read.
She further added, "It is with this trust that I would request my media friends to not circulate images of a nature that intrude my privacy and personal space. You would not do this to your own loved ones, am sure you would not do this to me either. Hoping that justice and good sense prevails. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, the comments section of her Instagram post was disabled.
Jacqueline was linked to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar's Rs 200 core money laundering case, after which every update about the actress has been making headlines.
She has recorded her statement thrice in front of the ED until now.
The actress said she was also conned by Sukesh, who claimed to be the owner of Sun TV and approached her with a film offer, according to reports.
Allegedly, Chandrasekhar was running the cheating and extortion racket in connivance with jail officials and some associates outside.