It is true that Jacqueline Fernandez is no longer part of the Pawan Kalyan Telugu starrer ‘Hari Hara Veera Mallu’. However, her exclusion from the project has nothing to do with her current troubles with the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Director Krish Jagarlamudi explains, “Jacqueline was unable to do the film because of some date issues. She opted out last year and we replaced her with Nargis Fakhri. The media is unnecessarily raking up an old issue at a time when Jacqueline is in the news. I repeat, her exclusion from Hari Hara Veera Mallu happened almost a year back.”
Krish sheds more light on the project. “It is a lavish costume drama set during the Moghul dynasty. Pawan Kalyanji plays a 17th century outlawed hero. Nargis is cast as Roshanara. She has the beautiful radiant look of a Mughal empress.”
Jacqueline Fernandez was offloaded at the Mumbai airport while on her way to Dubai last week. The actress has been forbidden to travel abroad as she is one of the key witnesses in connection with a Rs 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The actress had to appear at the ED office last week for questioning.