March 27, 2012

Nupur Mehta to sue 'The Sunday Times'

Bollywood actress Nupur Mehta, who had hit headlines after her name surfaced in a match fixing allegation, will legal action against the British daily 'The Sunday Times'.

The actress could file a civil and criminal defamation against the news Tabloid for accusing her of being involved in the alleged match-fixing.

Earlier, Nupur had clarified that a picture used by the newspaper in the match-fixing story had been taken from her film 'Jo Bole So Nihaal'.

Even, she was condemned by the Sri Lankan board for the alleged report that she had gone with Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan during 2009 T20 World Cup in England.

The British Tabloid had also carried the report that Nupur was seen with Dilshan and she was dating him.

However, the actress rubbished all the allegations saying she was "clueless" about match-fixing in cricket and she was never indulged in such activities.

She also refused to term the entire episode a "publicity stunt". She said that it is a serious matter. "We are bold and confident people but that does not mean we are emotionless".

"Have you ever realised the kind of trauma I had been going through? I have been getting calls from all over the world, including friends from cricket playing nations like Australia, New Zealand and Canada. So many friends have boycotted me. I am not going to sit back quietly", she further said,

Nupur's lawyer, Gaurang Kanth, was confident that they would be able to sue the British Tabloid on the morphed picture.

"These are strong allegations against my client and they are not true. It has caused a lot of anguish to my client and his family members. People could easily identify the picture and she was left with no option", he said.

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