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Actor denies role in match-fixing

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Bollywood actor Nupur Mehta on Monday rubbished allegations that she was involved in match-fixing during last year's World Cup cricket semi-final between India and Pakistan at Mohali and threatened to sue a London daily.

The Sunday Times carried out a sting operation on a Delhi-based bookie who claimed that the match was rigged. The paper claimed that a Bollywood starlet was used to lure Pakistani players to underperform, but did not name her. An image with a blurred face was published in the newspaper with a report claiming that match-fixing was rampant in international cricket and the U.K.'s domestic county as well. The image seems to be of Nupur.

Nupur, who has worked in the Sunny Deol starrer Jo Bole So Nihal (2005), told PTI: “I have been accused of something that I have not done. All I would say is I am not guilty of any such thing.”

“The picture that they have used was taken during my film Jo Bole So Nihal,” she said. She has threatened to take legal action against the British daily. “I intend to take action against them.”

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