Nupur Mehta reveals dating Tillakaratne Dilshan in 2009

Nupur Mehta appeared in the Bollywood film ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’ PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 22, 2012

Bollywood actress and model Nupur Mehta s recent revelation has provided a new twist in the match fixing scandal, as she claimed of dating top Sri Lanka cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan in the past.

“I was living at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington around the time but I wasn`t sharing a room with anyone. I stayed at the hotel for a few days and paid my own bill at the rate of 500 per day. I have bills to prove my claim,” Nupur said.

“All I knew is that several cricketers were living in the same hotel but I did not know who they were. There was no way for me to know even if Sachin Tendulkar was living in the room next to mine,” she was quoted as saying by Zee News.

When asked about further details, Nupur said, “I can mention Dilshan s name because I was seeing him at the time. Why should I drag the names of other cricketers in the whole issue? I had just met them socially.”

Talking about her relationship with Dilshan the actress said, “What s wrong in knowing a cricketer! That is my personal life and my relationship cannot be made the basis of such a big allegation. I am a single, attractive girl and have the liberty to move around in any part of the world and interact with whoever I want to.”

A few days ago, Nupur revealed that she met a few cricketers in a London casino in 2009, but also denied any role in match-fixing allegations against her made by a newspaper.

“I went to the casino on my own and these cricketers happened to be there. They were all in London because of the T20 World Cup,” she was quoted as saying by The Sunday Times.

The Sunday Times had earlier reported that Indian bookies used a Bollywood actor to lure cricketers, but they didn t name any one specific.