Little known Bollywood actor Nupur Mehta on Monday rubbished allegations of her involvement with match-fixing and her role in luring cricketers into throwing games.
Actress Nupur Mehta gestures after addressing newsmen in Mumbai, rubbishing allegations that she was involved in match fixing in India-Pak WC semis. PTI photo
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 told reporters here.
"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 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.
Nupur's claim to fame is her supporting role in the film Jo Bole So Nihaal, which had Sunny Deol in the lead role.