Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez issued a statement on Saturday after a picture of her with alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar made the rounds on social media, the NDTV reported.
Jacqueline took to her Instagram handle and requested not to circulate intrusive images and not to invade her privacy at a difficult time, which she described as "a rough patch."
The statement read, "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."
"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," it continued.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline opted to disable the comments section of her Instagram post.
Jacqueline was linked to Chandrashekhar's Rs 200 crore money laundering case. Until now, she has recorded her statement thrice in front of the ED. Earlier today, a new photo of the actor with the alleged conman had gone viral. In it, she was seen getting a kiss from Chandrasekhar and had an evident hickey.