Nupur Mehta denies having any role in match-fixing
By Indo-Asian News Service
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 04:39:02 GMT
Little known Bollywood actress Nupur Mehta Monday rubbished allegations of her involvement with match-fixing and her role in luring cricketers into throwing games.
The Sunday Times claimed Sunday that tens of thousands of pounds were being offered to players to throw international matches. This included the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan last year.
The paper carried a picture of the actor, with the face blurred, wearing a green sequin bikini.
"All these allegations are false. I am not involved in this I can never think about match fixing. My pictures have been used without my permission by Sunday Times," Nupur Mehta told reporters in Mumbai.
"I am upset... I was at my home watching the match and not at Mohali during the India-Pakistan match," she added, speaking in Lokhandwala near Infinity Mall.
Nupur Mehta said cricket had always been associated with Bollywood.
"I am honest and innocent," said the actress. She parked her car at the road side, came out dressed in a black knee length dress and spoke to the media.