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Wayne doesn’t even touch alcohol: Sophia Hayat

Model-actor Sophia Hayat vouches for cricketer-friend who was one of the two IPL players embroiled in the Azok controversy.

entertainment Updated: May 22, 2012 14:53 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times

The cops had just entered. I was still on BBM with Wayne (Pune Warriors’ cricketer Wayne Parnell), who told me he was there with Rahul (Pune Warriors’ Rahul Sharma) and we were generally kidding around. He sounded fine because he had nothing to hide, and so he wasn’t worried. Then I overheard someone saying that they’re going to ask the patrons for urine and blood tests.

At 9.30 pm, when I messaged him, he was still there and said he was okay. By 11.14 pm, the media had arrived outside the hotel. Wayne replied to me at 7 am saying he was okay. And trust me, I know him, he doesn’t touch alcohol or even smoke.

Plus, I wouldn’t classify these parties as raves. I have lived at Oakwood, I used to stay right underneath where these events take place, usually once a month. I’ve attended them and they are far from being called ‘crazy’. They only play dance music and end at 11 pm! I don’t know where the information about 100 grams of cocaine came from, but I party a lot in Bollywood, and I have never seen any drugs being consumed the way it is being made to look like.

There weren’t even so many people at the party. I’ve seen it in European countries. I don’t know why people associate drugs with stars and cricketers. Sportsmen don’t get smashed, they may have one or two drinks, but what’s wrong with that? I’m an actor, if I want to go out and get a drink, there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m baffled… why can’t a sportsman get a few drinks?

First Published: May 22, 2012 13:00 IST