Mumbai: Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has denied that he was in a relationship with Mumbai-based model/actress Leena Kapoor, adding that he had never promised to marry her.
In an interview to the Indian Express, the ICC elite panel umpire however said that he remembered meeting the girl, when she had asked him to recommend her for the Indian reality show Big Boss.
“I don’t remember where I met her,” Rauf said. “During our travels around the world and at the Indian Premier League parties we meet a number of fans and people in the show business. They request you for pictures and we oblige”, he said.
Leena Kapoor had complained to the Mumbai police that Rauf had promised to marry her, telling her that his religion allowed him to have more than one wife. The model claims that he later backtracked, and walked out.
“How can he put me in a television show? He is lying. After the shoot of my movie Lender got over in March, I went to a resort in Sri Lanka with friends, where I met him,” she said. “He told me that he would marry me but now he doesn’t even recognise me.”
Rauf however is prepare to face an inquiry, “ Out of my 10,000 followers on Facebook, 99 per cent are from India,” he said. “If there is any truth in what this girl is saying, and in case she has some concrete evidence, I am ready to come down to India to be questioned.”