Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s counsel stated that her remarks caused “damage” to his reputation and “irreplaceable harm” to him. Sukesh’s lawyer, Anant Malik, has demanded Chahatt to retract and remove her statement within seven days or face prosecution.
Chahatt Khanna testified before Patiala House Court on January 3 in connection with the extortion case of conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
In an exclusive conversation with the Bombay Times Chahatt had spoken about Sukesh and shared, “In May 2018 she got a call to attend a school event in Delhi as a judge. “I travelled to Delhi on May 18, 2018. At Mumbai airport, I met a woman named Angel Khan, who said she would accompany me to the event. When we landed in Delhi, we took a car to go to school. But after a while, we suddenly stopped and she said that we would have to change cars, as this one would not be allowed inside the school premises. We then moved to a grey Innova and within a few seconds, I realised we were outside the Tihar jail. When I asked her about this, she said we had to enter the school via the jail premises.”
She further shared about Sukesh’s proposal in the jail and said, “He was dressed in a fancy shirt, had sprayed on a lot of perfume, and was wearing a gold chain. He introduced himself as the owner of a popular south Indian TV channel and the nephew of J Jayalalithaa. He said he had been arrested in an EVM-tampering case during elections but was being given VIP treatment in jail. He said he was a fan of mine and had watched my TV show, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, and wanted to meet me. I was frantic and told him, ‘Why would you call me here? I have left my six-month-old baby at home and have come here thinking it’s an event.’ Then, before I knew it, he went down on one knee and said he wanted to marry me. I shouted at him, saying, ‘I am married and I have two kids.’ But he said my husband was not the right man for me and that he would be a father to my kids. I got so anxious that I started crying.”
Chahatt Khanna, who has done popular TV shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Kumkum and Qubool Hai, was also in news last year for her public spat with Urfi Javed.