Match fixing's Bollywood honey trap: Who is Nupur Mehta?

Movies | | March 12, 2012, 7:59 pm
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'Jo Bole So Nihaal' bombed in the box-office.

'Jo Bole So Nihaal' bombed in the box-office.

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The one movie wonder - Nupur Mehta has not been seen in any other Bollywood movies yet.

The one movie wonder - Nupur Mehta has not been seen in any other Bollywood movies yet.

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Bollywood starlet Nuper Mehta has been accused of being involved in match fixing by playing the honey trap to recruit players.

Bollywood starlet Nuper Mehta has been accused of being involved in match fixing by playing the honey trap to recruit players.

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The unsubstantiated 'The Sunday Times' report claimed that last year's World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan at Mohali was rigged.

The unsubstantiated 'The Sunday Times' report claimed that last year's World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan at Mohali was rigged.

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The newspaper accused Nupur Mehta of being involved in a match fixing ring which allegedly used the actor as a honey trap to recruit players from countries.

The newspaper accused Nupur Mehta of being involved in a match fixing ring which allegedly used the actor as a honey trap to recruit players from countries.

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The paper carried out a sting operation on a Delhi-based bookie, who claimed that the Indian bookmakers are fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures and they are using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players.

The paper carried out a sting operation on a Delhi-based bookie, who claimed that the Indian bookmakers are fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures and they are using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players.

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The paper used a poster of the 2005 film 'Jo Bole So Nihaal' that starred Mehta along with Sunny Deol and Kamaal Khan.

The paper used a poster of the 2005 film 'Jo Bole So Nihaal' that starred Mehta along with Sunny Deol and Kamaal Khan.

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Acknowledging the partially blurred image printed in the paper as hers, a shocked Mehta denied her involvement in match fixing.

Acknowledging the partially blurred image printed in the paper as hers, a shocked Mehta denied her involvement in match fixing.

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Attractive girls are the ideal choice to cosy up to players and to persuade them to work for bookmakers - goes the report.

Attractive girls are the ideal choice to cosy up to players and to persuade them to work for bookmakers - goes the report.

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Nupur has denied the allegations and says she is completely shocked.

Nupur has denied the allegations and says she is completely shocked.

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The starlet has also told the press that she intends to sue the paper for defaming her.

The starlet has also told the press that she intends to sue the paper for defaming her.

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She apparently was on the cover of a Mills and Boon book that used Indian models for the first time.

She apparently was on the cover of a Mills and Boon book that used Indian models for the first time.

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She starred in the movie with Sunny Deol, Kamal Khan and Shillpi Sharma.

She starred in the movie with Sunny Deol, Kamal Khan and Shillpi Sharma.

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She also performed the item number for the film.

She also performed the item number for the film.

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Bollywood starlet Nupur Mehta on Monday said she will take legal action against the UK newspaper that accused her.

Bollywood starlet Nupur Mehta on Monday said she will take legal action against the UK newspaper that accused her.

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She told the CNN-IBN that the representation of one of her pictures in the paper was without her permission.

She told the CNN-IBN that the representation of one of her pictures in the paper was without her permission.

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The ICC is said to have launched an inquiry into the report, which suggested that the bookmakers offer thousands of pounds to the players.

The ICC is said to have launched an inquiry into the report, which suggested that the bookmakers offer thousands of pounds to the players.

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The report said Seth, who hides his corrupt gambling behind a legitimate property business, alleged that last year's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan - one of the biggest matches of recent years - had been rigged.

The report said Seth, who hides his corrupt gambling behind a legitimate property business, alleged that last year's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan - one of the biggest matches of recent years - had been rigged.

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Players are always surrounded by fans and groupies so nobody suspects a thing when they walk in and out of player's hotel bedrooms.

Players are always surrounded by fans and groupies so nobody suspects a thing when they walk in and out of player's hotel bedrooms.

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Players are always vulnerable to approaches by pretty girls and when they are offered the opportunity to make fortunes for making minor adjustments in their play, it is an irresistible package - says the paper.

Players are always vulnerable to approaches by pretty girls and when they are offered the opportunity to make fortunes for making minor adjustments in their play, it is an irresistible package - says the paper.

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Nupur Mehta made her break with a few modeling assignments.

Nupur Mehta made her break with a few modeling assignments.

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Her break in Bollywood happened with the movie 'Jo Bole So Nihaal'.

Her break in Bollywood happened with the movie 'Jo Bole So Nihaal'.

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Nupur Mehta played the role of Lisa in the movie.

Nupur Mehta played the role of Lisa in the movie.