Nupur Mehta denies any role in match fixing

Mumbai: Bollywood (Indian film industry) actress Nupur Mehta Monday rubbished allegations that she was involved in match-fixing in 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 2011 semi-final was rigged. The paper said 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 is rampant in international cricket and UK`s domestic county as well. The image seems to be of Nupur.

Nupur, who has worked in 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."