Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has asked the media not to spread images that intrude on her privacy after her new film with Sukesh Chandrasekhar went viral.
Fernandes has previously appeared before the Directorate of Enforcement in connection with a money laundering probe involving Chandrasekhar and others.
On Saturday evening, a close-up picture of the 36-year-old actor with Chandrasekhar appeared on the internet.
Fernandez, whose mother suffered a heart attack in Bahrain earlier this week, shared a statement on Instagram saying she was going through a difficult time and would appreciate people drawing boundaries.
“This country and its people have always given me great love and respect. This includes my friends from the media. I have learned a lot from them. I am going through a rough patch now, but I’m sure my friends and fans will see me through it. I urge my media friends not to spread intrusive images and to your loved ones you will not do this, I hope you will not do this. I hope that justice and good sense will prevail for me too, thank you, “the Sri Lankan actor said in a statement.
Last year, the ED grilled Fernandes more than once because the agency suspected that Chandrasekhar was the “beneficiary” of the alleged crime of embezzling money from some high-ranking individuals.